Welcome To The Western Heights Preservation Society

  • WHPS Spring Open Weekend 2016

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  • The Grand Shaft will be open free of charge for the public to visit

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  • Welcome to the Western Heights Preservation Society

    Welcome to the Western Heights Preservation Society Website, our aim is to raise public awareness of the Western Heights in the local area and our ongoing research helps us to better understand the development of the Western Heights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • There are two tours available on each date shown below and can only be booked, one at 11am and another at 2pm. The tours look at the Drop Redoubt; while the Grand Shaft is open on the same days.
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  • Work days are held by WHPS on a regular basis in which members get together to carry on with the endless task of cleaning, tidying and maintaining the sites around the Western Heights.
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  • The Western Heights Preservation Society are pleased to announce the dates for the Summer Open Weekend 2016 as Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May between 10am and 5pm. Entrance fee is £5 for adults; accompanied children FREE.
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  • The Grand Shaft will be open free of charge for the public to visit. It will also be open for an extra weekend in September for the Heritage Weekend, and during the Western Heights Preservation Society’s open weekends.
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  • Dover’s Forgotten Commando Raid Book

    The book is 96 pages long and details Operation Abercrombie, a Commando raid to the shores of Hardelot, near Boulogne, in April 1942.
  • Our Open Days, presentations, guided tours and talks all help the Society to raise public awareness of the Western Heights in the local area and our ongoing research helps us to better understand the development of the Western Heights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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  • Put simply, a redoubt is a detached outwork of great strength from which soldiers can fire in any direction, without flanking defences.
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