Welcome

To Slough Fort

 

Registered Charity No. 1179652

 

During the mid 19th century Britain and France found themselves in a 'Cold War'.

As a result of the French building a new fleet of modern steam and sail ironclads, armed with the new rifled guns, and their building of a new naval port at Cherbourg, the public faith in the Royal Navy to protect the country from a posssible invasion was low. Britain's fleet was still the same type of ships that had beaten the French at Trafalgar in 1805.

The British response was a 'crash' naval building programme to out build the French with ironclad warships armed with rifled guns, to improve naval bases and to start a massive national scheme to upgrade the coastal defences.

Slough Fort at Allhallows was built as part of this programme.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE TRUSTEES

In light of the introduction of three-tier COVID-19 alert levels by the UK Government, we thought it best to update our COVID-19 Notice once more.

Our Sunday Guided Tours have finished for this year, but we hope to have them running again next year, dependant on the situation.

Our Volunteer Work Days are still taking place, but on a reduced schedule and with limited capacity. Please see our Volunteering and Work Day pages for more information.

 

Just Giving


 

The Slough Fort Preservation Trust has set up a JustGiving page to help us advance towards the completion of a mjor milestone.

To donate or find out more, click on the JustGiving logo.

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Visit Kent


 

Slough Fort Preservation Trust is now pleased to announce that we are listed as a reason to visit Kent!

Click the Visit Kent logo to find out more.

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