Storrington Museum: “Newhaven Fort”

August 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
The Old School
School Ln
Storrington, Pulborough RH20 4LL
£6 Museum Members, £8 Non-Members. Pay at Door


Poster for talk on Newhaven Fort at Storrington Museum


A Talk by Ian Everest

August 1st at 7.30 p.m. at Storrington Museum,
Old School, School Lane, Storrington RH20 4LL.

Newhaven Fort is a Palmerston fort built in the 19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven, on the south coast of England. It was the largest defence work ever built in Sussex and is now open as a museum. As the manager of Newhaven Fort from 1987 until 2001, Ian talks about its military history and the trials and tribulations of converting this Scheduled Ancient Monument into a popular visitor attraction.

Ian Everest worked on farms before attending Agricultural College in the late 1960’s. After further agricultural related work, he had a change of direction in 1987, when he became manager of Newhaven Fort and prepared the scheduled monument for opening to visitors the following year. During 1985 he started researching his family history and this on-going activity has led to the development of these local history talks.

Members £6, Non-Members £8. Pay at the door.

Teas & Coffees will be available after the talk.

Members £6, Non-Members £8. Pay at the door.

Everyone Welcome – No booking required

Registered Charity: 1084853

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