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.
In light of the easing of the lockdown measures by the UK Government, we thought it best to update our COVID-19 Notice.
We would like to announce that the Slough Fort Preservation Trust is once again starting up its Guided Tours - please note that all Guided Tours must now be booked online in advance. Please head over to our Tours page for more information.
Our Volunteer Work Days are also now once again taking place, but on a reduced schedule. Please see our Volunteering page for more.
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.