Talk:Palmerston Forts, Portsmouth

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Map[edit]

This article could really benefit from a map to show the locations of the forts. If someone with enough artistic skill/geographical knowledge wants a challenge?

The Palmerston Forts, Isle of Wight article shows one way to go - if someone without any graphical skills could put in the legwork to identify grid references for all the forts, that would make the artist's job a lot easier.... 82.3.241.225 (talk) 11:48, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok, as the creator of the Isle of Wight example I have listed the co-ordinates below if anyone does decide this is the right way to go:




Each group above is split into the different groups on the main article. I have not had time to check what it all looks like on a map, and its now getting late! It may look overcrowded, and if so perhaps this type of map wouldn't work as well as on the Isle of Wight article. Editor5807speak 01:22, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Urban Legend[edit]

I was born and bred in Portsmouth, and have never heard this urban legend. We were taught at school, in history classes, that the forts on the top of Portsdown Hill were intended to protect against invasion along the coast followed by an attack on the port from inland by the invading force. I think HMS Victory / The Dockyard as visit is a feature for every schoolchild in the city, and I believe that aspects of the related history and English-French/Spanish conflicts from the Spanish Armada to Napoleon are generally well taught locally. --DMcMPO11AAUK/Talk/Contribs 23:01, 23 March 2011 (UTC)