Shoreham Fort

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

In this newsletter:

100 years on from the Armistice – 11th November 2018 - Arrive by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start


This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and we are very privileged to have our annual beacon lighting event registered with the national campaign 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute'.

We are working with the Marlipins Museum who have contacted all the properties associated with a WWI soldier on the War Memorial and the residents/owners of those properties have been invited to take part in the event to represent their soldier.

As part of a national event we are governed by set timings so the event will start slightly later this year. We ask that people arrive by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start. The beacon MUST be lit at 7:00pm on the dot and will be lit by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Caroline Nicholls, DL.

This commemoration marks the day that the hope of peace became a step closer to reality and as part of the national campaign church bells will be ringing out the peace across the country too. This will be 7:05pm and St Mary's have confirmed that they will be doing a 1/4 peal which is 45 minutes and St Julian's bell will be ringing too.

Although we are focusing on the Armistice we are still inviting the community to light a tea-light candle for anyone they wish to remember.

Our event is a time of personal reflection and we hope that you can all join us in not only remembering those brave souls who gave their all for us but also lost loved ones who are still greatly missed.

**Please note - we have been promised that the car park will be available for this event. So please do spread the word...


There But Not There

As part of the centenary commemorations the Friends of Shoreham Fort have started a fundraiser on Facecbook for their 'There But Not There' Tommy...

Tommy will be revealed on 11th November at our 'Battle's Over' event and will be on permanent display thereon after.

If you would like to support this fundraiser then please follow this link There But Not There


We Will Remember Them


Thank you...

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to those of you who have really been there for us this year.

There have been a lot of issues, which have been totally out of our control, but with support from some amazing individuals we have ridden the worst of the storms and I'm pleased to say we are coming out the other side.

We did start the year on a positive with our fantastic book and we are ending this year on a positive too, with this incredibly significant event.

We do hope that you can all join us on Sunday evening as we collectively pay our respects and remember our loved ones. We shall then look forward to 2019 and sharing our exciting plans with you.



Upcoming events


Want to help?

We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... If you're able to help, or have contact with someone who can, then please let us know


There's always plenty of jobs to be done at the Fort, from the heavy duty digging & archaeology, to lighter duties such as weeding, painting, or even just making a cup of tea. Come along and join us at one of our Find out more days, or contact us to find out more.


Do you recognise one of these names? Perhaps a family member or friends family?

  • F.Duffield
  • F.Payne
  • G.Grant

Let us know - They might be connected to the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers who were based at Shoreham. Any information is greatly appreciated.


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