Redoubt history explored

The Redoubt Fortress took visitors on a trip down Memory Lane at a recent event.

Saturday, 19th August 2017, 7:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:08 pm
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. French Rifleman 45 eme Reg de Ligne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103044008

There was a chance to meet the faces of the Fort and find Napoleonic soldiers defending the fortress, undergoing gruesome surgery and telling tales of times gone by.

The Fort Awakens was one of a number of events taking place at the Redoubt during the summer to encourage people to learn about the history of the landmark and the part it played in defending the Sussex coast.

The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. French Rifleman (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103056008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Royal Horse Artillery personnel dressed in 1815 uniforms. Roger Glancefield (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103032008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Royal Horse Artillery personnel dressed in 1815 uniforms. L-R, Richard Salmon, Cameron Kinnear, Janet Mummery, Roger Glancefield and Phil Spaven (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103020008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne L-R, Tim Davey, Tara Blinkhorne and Simon Painter (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103009008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne L-R, Ben Medlock, Dayne Wilkosz, Dominic Lafford and Anthony Bartolo (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102956008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. French Rifleman fire shots (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103107008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Ashleigh Elmer (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102944008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Dentist Tony Bartolo and Michael Dixon (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102932008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Madeline and Oliver (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102920008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. French Rifleman (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103056008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Royal Horse Artillery personnel dressed in 1815 uniforms. Roger Glancefield (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103032008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Royal Horse Artillery personnel dressed in 1815 uniforms. L-R, Richard Salmon, Cameron Kinnear, Janet Mummery, Roger Glancefield and Phil Spaven (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103020008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne L-R, Tim Davey, Tara Blinkhorne and Simon Painter (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103009008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne L-R, Ben Medlock, Dayne Wilkosz, Dominic Lafford and Anthony Bartolo (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102956008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. French Rifleman fire shots (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-103107008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Ashleigh Elmer (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102944008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Dentist Tony Bartolo and Michael Dixon (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102932008
The Fort Awakens, Redoubt Fort, Eastbourne. Madeline and Oliver (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170708-102920008