Shorncliffe Camp has been home to the Britsh Soldier for over 200 years. It was the birthplace of the Modern British Army under Sir John Moore in 1803 - as featured on Time Team.
Shorncliffe was the main Army camp in WW1 linking Britain to France and the Western Front and home to the Canadian Army.
It features, a Napoleonic Redoubt, Martello Tower, original WW1 training trenches, WW2 defences and Shorncliffe Military cemetery - 550 Commonwealth Soldiers, including 3 VC's.
Open access to site, with Special tours by appointment through the Trust.
For guided tours please contact email@example.com
This site is currently under development and no facilities are available.
3rd Shorncliffe Lectures
- 19 November 2016 1-5:30pm
Gareth Glover - The journals of James Penman Gairdner "The American Sharpe", who joined the 95th Rifles and fought in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaigns are published for the first time in November.
Mick Crumplin - 'Losing Sight of the Glory' - Six Centuries of battlefield surgery Azincourt – Helmand.
Tea and coffee available.
The Afternoon session. 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Susan Law & Dr Stephen Summerfield - Authors of the three volumes of the Shorncliffe Lecture series of books talk about their discoveries and restarting the volumes after 200 years,
Sir John Moore Library
W C and light refreshments
3rd Annual Shorncliffe Lectures
- 19 November 2016 7-9:30pm
Andy Robertshaw - The Battle of the Somme a Bloody Necessity? On the 100th Anniversary of the final day of the Somme, its leading archaeologist and author looks back on what he has uncovered and learnt from his digs.
This year’s event features three world class speakers in a unique military venue. The Sir John Moore Library at Shorncliffe houses the beautiful stain glass windows depicting the crests and emblems of the Regiments and Commanders of the Light Division who served under Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular wars. This is the perfect location for the lectures which were started in 1803 under Moore’s leadership whilst he was at Shorncliffe.
There is an afternoon session on the Napoleonic era, see the website for more information
The event includes book signings with the authors, military displays and demonstrations from historical interpreters.
Sir John Moore Library
Shorncliffe Garrison North Road
Ground floor venue, wc and light refreshments available
£10.00 + admin fee. Including reception refreshments