Heritage Open Days North Entrance booking link open!

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Heritage Open Days booking link for Dover’s North Entrance is now live at Eventbrite, click here to access and book your place. You will need to enter the password Twiss1809 when prompted and register to view the full range of tours. Tours run every half […]

August 2018 workday

The August workday was tough!! Our plan was to revisit the sterling work done the two months before clearing the gun emplacements and cover them with weed control fabric and then gravel. This required large amounts af gravel (and people) to manage the logisitics of moving 100 x 25kg bags from the van down into […]

North Entrance Heritage Open Days

The Western Heights Preservation Society are pleased to be able to open the Noirth Entrance and the Grand Shaft staircase again this year as part of the Heritage Open Weekend on Sat 8th & Sun 9th September 2018. This unique structure is rarely open to the public and is a fascinating insight into the defences […]

BBC Filming at Dover’s Drop Redoubt

The BBC have just spent two days filming a documentary of ‘The Lost Commando Raid’ at the Drop Redoubt, Dover. This is the story of Operation Abercrombie, a raid led by Lord Lovatt on the French Town of Hardelot in 1942. The idea for the documentary was inspired by Phil Eyden’s book entitled ‘Dover’s Forgotten […]

Drop Redoubt Open Evening

On Saturday 28th July 2018 we hosted an open evening of the Drop Redoubt fort and Grand Shaft staircase as part of the Big Summer festival event around Dover. We welcomed approximately 200+ visitors

June 2018 workday

So the June workday arrived and damn it was hot!! We therefore chose this day to do a mass movement of timber from the sally port gun rooms to the main magazine, coupled with some heavy duty turf clearance from the gun emplacements on the top of the fort! I was getting slightly nervous beforehand […]