Welcome

To Slough Fort

 

Registered Charity No. 1179652

IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE TRUSTEES

In light of the introduction of the current National Lockdown, all events have been cancelled at Slough Fort until further notice. 

Our Trustees will continue to undertake some very basic site maintenance that, come the end of the Lockdown, will allow us to return to some form of normalilty as soon as possible. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope our Volunteers, Trustees and supporting members of the public stay safe and well.

 

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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Visit Kent


 

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

Click the Visit Kent logo below to find out more.

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