On Tuesday 7th July Whiteley Rotary will hosting a talk by:
Nicholas Hall BA FSA AIexpE.
Curator Emeritus, Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Nicholas will talk about Fort Nelson one of the Palmerston Forts.
Why it was built, and how he was involved in its restoration to become the Royal Armouries museum of artillery.
Nicholas is a graduate of the History of Art. In 1988 he joined the Hampshire County Museum Service taking responsibility for Fort Nelson as well as other museum developments across Hampshire. Having negotiated a lease to occupy Fort Nelson he was appointed Keeper of the Artillery at the Royal Armouries. During his time with the museum he has introduced ‘Live Interpretation’ providing regular firing demonstrations of artillery. This included taking part in TV documentary programmes
In his role Nicholas has built up the collection of Artillery pieces at the museum including the French ‘75’ quick firing gun and the last 14-inch naval gun built in Britain. The latest addition on loan is the only 18-inch railway gun to survive, built in 1918 it was the army’s biggest gun.
If you would be interested in coming along to our Rotary meeting having a light two course meal and listening to this interesting and enjoyable talk at 7pm on Tuesday 7th August at the Holiday Inn Titchfield then please contact Whiteley Rotary before Saturday 4th August