30th November, 2015
An historic agreement that will see Littlehampton Fort brought back to life was signed on Friday.
Littlehampton’s MP, Nick Gibb, also went along to see how work is progressing and to find out more about the deal.
The fort, built in 1854 to defend the town from the threat of a French invasion, is on Littlehampton Golf Club land on West Beach.
Andy Orpin, chairman of Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project, and Tony Bence, golf club chairman, signed an agreement that will see two years’ of restoration work by volunteers.
Work began at the beginning of November and already, beautiful flint walls have been revealed from beneath the undergrowth.
Mr Gibb, making his first visit to the fort, was shown the work so far and told about plans for the future during the visit on Friday afternoon.