Littlehampton Fort Project and Littlehampton Golf Club Join Forces to Preserve History

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project, spearheaded by local man Andy Orpin, has embarked on a mission to rescue the historically significant Littlehampton Fort.

This pioneering Palmerston Fort, constructed in 1854, played a pivotal role in shaping our history. Now, with the support of a dedicated team of volunteers, we aim to breathe new life into this overgrown relic, ensuring its legacy for generations to come.  Chairman Andy Orpin Stated “I am so pleased that we can once again commence work at the Fort to save what remains, we made a great start in 2014 but then were stopped in our tracks with the Covid 19 epidemic and we now want to relaunch once again and continue our fantastic work.   The Golf Club have been fantastic in supporting us over the years and we welcome this renewed support in moving forward with the restoration work and plans”.

The Littlehampton Golf Club, nestled along the picturesque West Sussex landscape, shares our commitment to preserving heritage. As the only Links golf course in the region, and the only Golf Club in the England to have a Napoleonic Fort as part of its course, the club understands the value of history and tradition. Today, we proudly announce a strategic partnership between the Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project and the Littlehampton Golf Club in saving a historical fortification that protected us when we needed it!  Littlehampton Golf Club Chair, Andy Clarke commented “ Littlehampton Fort has been an integral part of our links since the golf club’s inception in 1889 and we are delighted to partner with this project to preserve this unique piece of history for all concerned.”

Collaboration for Preservation

Together, we envision a future where the fort stands as a testament to resilience and community spirit. The restoration project will benefit from the golf club’s expertise, resources, and passion for safeguarding our shared past.

Get Involved

We invite you to join our cause. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone who believes in preserving our past, there’s a place for you. Become a Fort Volunteer, contribute to our fundraising or just be a Fort fan and supporter, together, we’ll ensure that Littlehampton’s legacy endures.

For more information, visit the Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project website or contact us at 07918 593578.

Press Contact:
Andy Orpin
Project Manager and Chairman
Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project

LFRP – Preserving our history, Building our future!

About Littlehampton Golf Club:
Founded in 1889, Littlehampton Golf Club boasts an 18-hole par 70 links course—the only one of its kind in West Sussex. With stunning sea views and a commitment to preserving heritage, the club is a natural partner for our restoration efforts.

Follow us on social media:
Facebook: @LittlehamptonFort
Twitter: @LhamptonFort

This press release is a collaborative effort between the Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project and the Littlehampton Golf Club. We thank the community for their unwavering support.

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