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Slough  Fort

Slough Fort is crowdfunding

15%
£395
raised of £2,500 target by 18 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to cover partial funding of new windows & doors in the main fort and replacement of temporary hand rails between the newly constructed chimneys

Alhallows, Kent ME3 9QF
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Slough fort is a small Victorian fort in Allhallows, Kent. Built in 1867 it is one of the Lord Palmerston smallest forts and constructed to protect the Thames estuary and Chatham dockyard from a French invasion. It was manned through the first and second world wars. After the war the fort was sold and fell into disrepair, eventually being added to the endangered monuments list.

In 2013 a group of dedicated volunteers came together to preserve the fort. These volunteers eventually formed a charity trust to save the fort. Since then the fort has undergone a restoration process which have seen many changes and improvements that are preserving the fort and it's history for future generations to enjoy.

One of the biggest successes is the way the fort has brought the community together with a common goal of preservation. This has had a positive effect on the local community and has indirectly become a social prescribing activity helping social isolation in one of the Medway town's most isolated areas. Slough fort has become bigger than it's sum parts and is helping mental wellbeing within our volunteers, local community and further afield.

The project is to raise funds to replace a number of windows and doors in the main fort area. The trust has been allocated a grant to cover two thirds of the cost of these windows and doors but have a short fall to fill. This would normally be raised via our regular tours and open days. As with all small charities we have been hit hard from the coronavirus pandemic and have not been able to open since the country has been in lock down. Additional to the windows and doors we need to replace hand rails that were temporarily installed for safety reasons. These are now obsolete since the reconstructed chimneys and have become a safety concern for our guests.

All items reinstated will be period correct and constructed with traditional techniques by local companies and installed by our volunteers. This project will help the fort partially realise it's goal of becoming a community hub.

“Connecting communities to the past, present and future” - Slough Fort

http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/home

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Top - Area of new windows and hand rail

Middle - An example of what the windows will look like which have already been installed in the magazine

Bottom - Temporary hand rails removed and new installed between chimneys

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  • Slough  Fort5 months ago
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    Slough Fort

    5 months ago

    We have lowered our crowdfunding target as we have been given a donation for half the original amount of £5000. We now only have £2500 to raise and from our supports we are at 10% of raising that amount. Thank you all so much ☺ We hope to see you at the fort soon, stay safe and well from Slough Fort.

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  • Slough  Fort5 months ago
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    Slough Fort

    5 months ago

    We have had some fantastic news, a long term supporter and friends of Slough Fort have donated half of our crowdfunding total. This is a massive boost as we are unable to fund raise at the moment. Thank you so much. This means we now only have to raise £2500 to cover the shortfall for our window & doors project and hand rail replacement in the main fort. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far we are so grateful☺ If any wishes to donate no matter how small, it will be helping to save our heritage for future generations. Thank You!

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Page last updated on: 8/31/2020 15.06

Supporters

18

  • Mae Pulfer

    Mae Pulfer

    Aug 31, 2020

    Hopefully my donation will help. Thanks to all volunteers for their hard work in preserving the Fort.

    £40.00

  • Jo Ringer

    Jo Ringer

    Aug 26, 2020

    £20.00

  • David.Hawes

    David.Hawes

    Aug 26, 2020

    Hope you reach target

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 21, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 12, 2020

    Can’t wait to have a good look around and see all that you have achieved. Keep up the good work.

    £25.00

  • Debra Young

    Debra Young

    Jun 3, 2020

    Keep up the good work. Good luck xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 3, 2020

    Good luck, keep up the good work xx

    £20.00

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Slough Fort

Alhallows, Kent ME3 9QF

Slough Fort is a small non-profit community charity set up to restore a small artillery fort so it can be used as a community hub. The goal is to renovate, educate, celebrate and demonstrate history for future generations. REGISTERED CHARITY No 1179652

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