The Maunsell Sea Forts weekend at Whitstable Castle drew big crowds over the two day event. Check facebook for more pictures of the World War ll displays. The 2007 event promises even more to see plus a firework display from the Redsand Fort.
Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th April 2006
WHITSTABLE CASTLE 11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Canterbury City Council
Admission is free and everyone is welcome. A chance to meet the PRS team plus staff from the 1960’s fort based radio stations and ask all those questions.
The exhibition will include talks by Military Historian Frank R Turner on the construction and wartime history of the Thames and Mersey Sea Forts. Radio City DJ Bob Leroi will entertain guests with stories and chat about life aboard the forts during the 1960’s. As well as archive recordings, a huge array of photographs, videos and drawings will be on display. An up to date virtual model featuring computer graphics by Project Redsand will enable visitors to virtually access the Towers and view the proposed interiors.
There will be boat trips out to the Forts during the weekend departing from Neptune Arm, Herne Bay, subject to prevailing weather conditions at the time.
For those of you wishing to view the Forts close up, please book in advance: for Bayblast on: 01227 – 373372, for Greta on 07711 – 657919 or at Whitstable Information Centre 01227 –275482.
Other events at the Sea Forts weekend will include:
Displays of wartime vehicles and other memorabilia by Invicta Military Preservation, re-enactments of life during WW2 by Hellfire Corner in Whitstable Castle grounds and re-enactments of smuggling during the war by Phoenix Performing Arts at the “Street” sand bar on Tankerton Beach. Refreshments and facilities available throughout.
Project Redsand launches Maunsel Monthly Newsletter. This monthly publication will bring you news about the forts located at Redsands and all things happening along the coastline nearby both inn Kent and Essex.
We will keep you posted on the restoration project as it progresses, what our aim are for the coming months and indeed years. There will be related news and lots more.