Saturday, 26 April 2014

A Trip To Southsea Castle

Southsea Castle was built in 1544 and was part of a series of fortifications built by Henry VIII  around England's coasts. In 1820 a lighthouse was added which is still in use today. The castle is small, but interesting and has a varied past including being used as a military prison for a time. We visited the castle with Hannah's friend Oscar, his mum and brother, and it was Dean's day off so he came too.

Henry VIII

Oscar and Hannah

Discovering how the lighthouse works!

Historical clothing quiz

All about cannons

Suit of armour on display

Suit of armour on daddy!


Hannah on a cannon

The view out to sea

Hannah and Oscar finished up with a spot of imaginary cannon racing!!