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As part of the Heritage Open Days Initiative the Trust will be taking tours of the military Land surrounding the garrison at Shorncliffe and telling its history. These tours are free to access but must be booked in advance. Saturday - 12.00 & 2.00 pm Sunday - 11.00 & 2.00 pm
The Shorncliffe Trust will be running guided tours visiting and explaining the evolvement of a military garrison over 200 years. 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.
Sensible footwear a must, and dress for the weather on the day, there is some rough walking and uneven ground. Suitable for children but not for buggies/ invalid cars. wheelchairs.