Multi-million pound bid to restore Red Sand Forts launched

Three million pounds is being sought by enthusiasts to save the Red Sand Forts in the mouth of the River Thames.

They were erected in 1943 as gun emplacements to fire at Luftwaffe bombers en route to London during World War II.

English Heritage have acknowledged that the forts – popular with bass fishermen who hook the fish beneath the seven towers – are ‘nationally significant.’