RAFA Shoreham Airshow

RAFA Shoreham Airshow

Over the weekend, we held a stand at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow. Saturday started off with a hectic setting up of the stall, followed by some entertaining aerobatic action! Sunday unfortunately began with some dreary English summer weather, but the day soon brightened enough for some flying to begin!

Next volunteer day (with FREE tours)

On the 16th of September, we will be having a volunteer day (with the free tours as per usual) – This will be at the usual time of 11am till 5pm, with the tours at 1pm and 3pm.

Our events are usually organised on Facebook, but will also be listed here, in the top-left of the website. You can check out the Facebook events page for more information.

Volunteer Day & Dates for your diary

Volunteer Day

On Sunday 19th August, we once again held our fortnightly volunteer day, with tours. Normally we would only do 2 tours (at 1pm and 3pm), but since the weather was so nice, we stayed late, and Pete & Clare ran a special 3rd tour. The day was enjoyed by all, especially as we managed to have a barbecue and a couple of beers after a day of working in the beautiful British summer.

Whilst the tours were being run, we continued to uncover the guard room (adjacent to the original entrance hall). This is a fairly huge task, whilst the room is about the same area as the barrack store, there is about a foot of earth and in-fill above the floor. During the excavation, we found a water pipe that looks like it was added as part of the modifications made to the fort during World War II. Also uncovered was an entrance to the next-door cell (which would’ve most likely been used to keep soldiers who were being disciplined).

Please do check out our progress for the day, in the gallery 19th August 2012

Dates for your diary

On the 1st & 2nd of September, we will be holding a stall at Shoreham Airshow, so please if you are in the area, come along and say hello, with the added bonus of being able to watch the amazing action at the airport!

Also on the 2nd of September, we will be having a volunteer day (with the free tours as per usual) – This will be at the usual time of 11am till 5pm, with the tours at 1pm and 3pm.

Our events are usually organised on Facebook, but will also be listed here, in the top-left of the website. You can check out the Facebook events page for more information.

Welcome

Hi, and welcome to the newly redesigned Shoreham Fort website.

Please take your time to look around to look at the information about this historic site. We have plenty of information, photos and stories to be added, so please come back regularly to check out the latest news.

Thursday 28th June saw the Friends of Shoreham Fort become a registered charity, number 1147869. It’s taken a fair few months to dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s but we have finally done it.!

Sunday 19th August is another volunteer day, so we shall be down at the fort from 11am till 5pm, with free tours at 1pm and 3pm. We hope to see you down there!



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We at Shoreham Fort can't do any of the work we are able to without the help and support of many people, if you would like to contribute please click the donate button below. Your donations will go towards materials and equipment to help us restore the Fort.

The Friends of Shoreham Fort.

More then 6113 hours have been contributed... Why don't you join in? Find out more here.

We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... here's a few things on our wish list:

Renewal of IT/presentation equipment

With a partial award for an application to Sussex Community Foundation we have been able to increase our outreach and education programme; therefore increasing word of mouth of our project and engaging the wider community in a positive and proactive manner.

A big THANK-YOU to Sussex Community Foundation for the donation!

Newly equiped classroom facility

This year we were able to purchase 40 chairs, 40 clipboards, an A Frame easel and dry marker pens to complete our classroom facility in the Nissen hut. This was all made possible by the Shoreham and Southwick Rotary who we help when we can with book donations and especially at Christmas with our very own version of Elf and Safety lol Thank you for your continued support

A big THANK-YOU to Rotary Club of Shoreham & Southwick for the donation!

Projector

Purchased with funding raised through a week of community fundraising in Shoreham Branch

A big THANK-YOU to Santander for the donation!

Door and window for Food for Fort

We were very fortunate to have been donated the doors to the Nissen hut and Food of Fort by Vivo Vision in Worthing. Unfortunately, with the break in, the door and window to Food for Fort is damaged and has been boarded up since September. It would be incredible if there was anyone out there who could help us with the replacement of these broken items.

Sponsors

We have four main events of the year, the biggest being our Military History Weekend - Sponsors of any of our events would be very welcome - please contact us

Expertise

Bid writers / Architects / Fundraisers

Hand tools

We are getting to the end of the useful life of our trowels, hand garden forks and equipment that we use for carefully weeding around the Scheduled Monument. Any small hand tools would be gratefully received. As would kneeling mats and gloves.

Barrack Block

The Dream........ We really are working on this but relying on others is a very frustrating process ;)

Volunteers

People are genuinely surprised when we tell them how few volunteers we have that come on site on a regular basis to help maintain and conserve the site for the enjoyment of the public. If you think you would like to get involved with this amazing project then please do get in touch or come down on one of our volunteer days. It may look like it's all hard, manual work but there really is a job for all.

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