Shoreham Fort

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History

General History

About Shoreham Fort
About Shoreham Fort

Read a general overview of the history of Shoreham Fort.

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Shoreham Garrison
Shoreham Garrison

All about the Sussex Volunteer Artillery who were stationed at Shoreham Fort

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Fort Design
Fort Design

Gives a plan of the fort and describes its design.

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The 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.
The 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.

All about the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers, including muster rolls.

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Newspaper Archives
Newspaper Archives

Newspaper articles about Shoreham Fort, 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers or FOSF.

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Armoury

The Lewis Gun
The Lewis Gun

The Lewis Gun was a light machine gun which first came into service during the First World War.

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The Martini Henry Rifle
The Martini Henry Rifle

The Martini Henry Rifle was the standard issue weapon for the British army from 1871 until 1889.

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The Volunteer’s Armoured Train 1894
The Volunteer’s Armoured Train 1894

In May 1894 people gathered on the beach near Newhaven to watch a trial of an armoured train.

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People

Census
Census

A brief maritime history of Shoreham and its Fort by Andy Ramus - Shoreham Redoubt, the Adur, and two thousand years of coastal defence.

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Colonel George Kirwan Carr Lloyd 1810-1877
Colonel George Kirwan Carr Lloyd 1810-1877

Read about the life and largely about the death of Colonel George Kirwan Carr Lloyd of Lancing Manor who was a Deputy Lieutenant and a magistrate for Sussex

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Lowdell Fenner and the Boer War
Lowdell Fenner and the Boer War

In the Church of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham there is a commemorative plaque to the memory of E. A. Lowdell Fenner who died during the Boer War.

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Martin Leonard Landfried
Martin Leonard Landfried

Martin Landfried was bandmaster of the 1st Sussex Volunteer Artillery. He was also the man who had sounded the bugle at the battle of Balaclava.

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Sir Charles Gervaise Boxall (1851-1914)
Sir Charles Gervaise Boxall (1851-1914)

In 1873, Sir Charles Boxall was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 1st Sussex volunteer artillery.

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Sir Julian Goldsmid (1838-1896)
Sir Julian Goldsmid (1838-1896)

Sir Julian Goldsmid was a British lawyer, businessman and honorary colonel of the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.

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Stephen Easter 1874-1952
Stephen Easter 1874-1952

Stephen Easter was a very wealthy and important land-owner in the Lancing and Shoreham area; he owned much of Shoreham Beach including Shoreham Fort.

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The 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.
The 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.

All about the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers, including muster rolls.

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The Gorringe Family Of Kingston-by-Sea
The Gorringe Family Of Kingston-by-Sea

Although the surname ‘Gorringe’ is not common in Britain as a whole, it is found very frequently in Sussex.

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William Tolladay Streader 1835 - 1917
William Tolladay Streader 1835 - 1917

William Streader worked as a Customs officer in Shoreham and was a member of the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers with the rank of Sergeant Major.

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Will Evans 1866-1931
Will Evans 1866-1931

Will Evans.1866-1931 Will Evans was a highly celebrated knockabout comedian who lived and worked in Bungalow Town, Shoreham.

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Nissen and his Hut
Nissen and his Hut

Nissen Huts are named after their inventor – Peter Norman Nissen and are nothing to do with Nissan, the Japanese car firm.

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William
William "Albert" Collins

Details the story of Albert Collins, a volunteer artillery man who was stationed at Shoreham Fort

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Film Studio

Film Studio
Film Studio

When thinking about the filmmaking industry you wouldn't really think of Shoreham as being part of it...

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Will Evans 1866-1931
Will Evans 1866-1931

Will Evans.1866-1931 Will Evans was a highly celebrated knockabout comedian who lived and worked in Bungalow Town, Shoreham.

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World War I

Shoreham Camp
Shoreham Camp

In 1913 the area around Buckingham park was peaceful open farm land. Locals had no idea that this was about to change.

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“Mutinies” at Shoreham Camp
“Mutinies” at Shoreham Camp

There were no actual mutinies at Shoreham Camp. But there were expressions of discontent about the way the troops were being treated,

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The Great War Training Trench
The Great War Training Trench

The Great War was fought on land, on sea and in the air. Most people think of the war as being fought more-or-less on the Western Front by soldiers in trenches.

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Brigadier-General Wallscourt H-H Waters and The Defence of The Realm in Sussex 1914 - 1916
Brigadier-General Wallscourt H-H Waters and The Defence of The Realm in Sussex 1914 - 1916

Read about impact of the Defence of the Realm Act on Britain, and Sussex in particular.

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World War II

Aiming light station
Aiming light station

Details the usage of the Searchlight tower at Shoreham Fort

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Nissen and his Hut
Nissen and his Hut

Nissen Huts are named after their inventor – Peter Norman Nissen and are nothing to do with Nissan, the Japanese car firm.

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