A FORTRESS will be raising its defences once more for an annual Napoleonic weekend.

Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fort will feature historical re-enactments, musket-firing, cooking and the horrible history of battlefield surgery today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is £5 adults, £4 concessions, £3 children or families £15. For more details, visit www.eastbournemuseums. co.uk or call 01323 410300.