Nothe Fort Artillery
It may not be 1872, with Queen Victoria on the throne of England. However throughout the year, when the Nothe Fort Artillery are on parade, it is quite easy to imagine you have travelled back almost one and a half centuries in time.
The Fort Artillery in their splendid artillery uniforms amaze the Fort’s visitors with their musketry and cannon firing skills on alternate Sundays throughout the year and on occasions when the Fort holds special events. They also attend events promoted by other organisations and are always a major attraction.
There are no age limits to becoming a Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteer, however the use of guns and the firing of the cannon is restricted to older members who have received full training in the safe use of the weapons.
Uniforms and muskets are provided after an initial training period and safety assessment – like the Victorians there is strict attention to detail and strict standards of behaviour – but great fun.
The Artillery Volunteers can be hired to attend special events both private and public and will design their programme based on your requirements. All activities are covered by public liability insurance and full risk assessments are conducted for each event.
For more information on this enjoyable pastime contact the Administration Manager on (01305) 766626