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.
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.
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.