North Entrance Tours Travel Warning Saturday 21st September 2019

North Entrance Tours Travel Warning Saturday 21st September 2019 Well done to all those that have booked tours for North Entrance but if you are attending on Saturday 21st September please read the following message. Extinction Rebellion are holding a mass demonstration on Saturday 21st from 1000 to 1500 with the aim of shutting down […]

Heritage Open Days 2019 North Entrance booking link live now!

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. Simply select the day you require and select your preferred tour time from the list of available times. Tours run every half hour from 1000 […]

January 19 Workday

January workday arrived and time to blow out all those Xmas cobwebs! Fortunately the day was sunny albeit a bit cold and ‘two skips Sunday’ as it was lovingly referred to by our volunters was born. The task was to clear the accumulated rubble from previous workays collected from various dumping sites around the ditch […]

‘The Lost Commando Raid’ airs on BBC1 Friday 14th December at 1930!

‘Dover’s Forgotten Commando Raid’, a book researched and written by WHPS volunteer and committee member Phil Eyden and available exclusively from the Western Heights Preservation Society, describes the planning, execution and aftermath of a hitherto undescribed Commando raid to France. The 96 page book with over 30 photographs, many published for the first time, reconstructs […]

September 2018 Open Weekend

After months and months of sunshine the September Open Weekend arrived accompanied by weather warnings for the South East of torrential rain and driving winds! Oh the joy of hosting events in England.  Despite this the intrepid and hardy WHPS volunteers set to and made sure everyone was aware via our social media platforms that […]

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 […]