Step back in time at Fort Nelson

VINTAGE Roger Glanceford, left, and Cameron Kinnear with the Sexton self-propelled gun mounting a 25lb field gun. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122843-2)
VINTAGE Roger Glanceford, left, and Cameron Kinnear with the Sexton self-propelled gun mounting a 25lb field gun. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122843-2)
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HISTORY came alive at Fort Nelson as the Victorian fortress’s role in the Second World War was shown off to visitors.

Alongside the collection of guns and cannons at the National Armouries Museum on Portsdown Hill, there were jive dancing displays and tuition, an assault course, vintage traders’ market, gun firings, face painting and a whole host of other entertainments.

The event comes towards the end of a summer of themed events, which have looked at the fort’s role throughout its life.

Earlier this month it highlighted the First World War and at the start of the summer it went right back to the Victorian era.

The finale to the museum’s summer comes on Saturday, September 8 with the return of the Fort Nelson Military Tattoo, featuring a mix of military and civilian bands and display teams, including a flypast during the matinee performance by a C-47 Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Adult tickets are from £18, family tickets from £46. For details visit fortnelsontattoo.co.uk or call 0113 220 1887.