Shoreham Fort taking part in heritage days

Trench day at Shoreham Fort last year
Trench day at Shoreham Fort last year

The annual Heritage Open Days take place across the UK next month – and attractions such as Shoreham Fort are taking part.

Around 5,000 free events are taking place across England from Thursday, September 8, to Sunday, September 11.

‘Treasure Your Treasures’ is the theme for this year’s annual four-day festival, which calls on communities to champion their local heritage and show their support for cultural and historic assets on their doorsteps. Visitors are encouraged to capture themselves on camera with the objects, people or places that they treasure and to share their stories online via social media using the hashtag #TreasureYourTreasures.

Shoreham Fort, built in 1857, is a prototype to all the Palmerston Forts around the country, including the Portsdown Ring in Portsmouth. Her job - to protect the shores from the threat of invasions from Napoleon III.

With 22 years of experience, Gary Baines will take tours explaining the difference in architecture and design of the Prototype forts at Littlehampton, Shoreham and Newhaven, leading on to the building of our other Palmerston forts around vthe country, concentrating on Fort Nelson, now our Royal Armories Museum in Portsmouth.

For more information, see the website at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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