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HODS 22nd September 2019 – Tours at 10am and 1pm

Meet at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, North Road, Shorncliffe Garrison, Sandgate, Kent, CT20 3HA.

The Shorncliffe Trust will be running a talk & guided tours showing and explaining the history of a military garrison over 200 years.

Unknown about and unmarked for over a century, the site has been interpreted and plotted by the Shorncliffe Trust.​

Almost forgotten about and unmarked for over a century, the site has been interpreted and plotted by the Shorncliffe Trust’s chairman Christopher Shaw.​

The land at Shorncliffe Camp is rich in archaeological remains relating to the military use of the site over some two centuries. The archaeological potential of these remains is high and the overall significance of the site is high. Some archaeological remains are currently under threat and require attention.​

As well as the 200 year old redoubt, there are buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian Era (not accessible) but visible from the road. Also WWI practice trenches and a WWII pill box. The tour will include the cemetery as long as there is not an interment in progress.​

Along with the tour, the Trust will have various photographs, documents and artefacts so visitors can help interpret the remains.​

Not all areas may not be accessible on the day of the tours, depending on the owner’s permission, but there will be photographs etc of these​

Booking Details – Pre-booking: Required​
Due to the site and manageable numbers booking is required​
Booking Contact: Susan Law – Call: 01278 662084​
Email: secretary@shorncliffe-trust.org.uk​

Access​
Due to the nature of the site then it is not suitable for those who are not able bodied, rough and uneven ground in places. There are no paths in the redoubt, some steep slopes and rough uneven ground. Wear suitable clothes and footwear for the weather conditions​.