In March 2018 the Portuguese Government passed legislation to protect the Lines as a National Monument. Details of the preservation order are now on this website in the Documents section. LINK
Two stained glass windows dedicated to the last King of Portugal, and to the Portuguese War Dead, have been fitted in the Church of St James, 61 Pope's Grove, Twickenham.
The Dedication of these Memorial Windows took place on Monday 9 April 2018 to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Lys.
The Portuguese Government has just made the Lines of Torres Vedras a National Monument. This means greater protection for the forts that still exist, whether they are in public or private hands. It shows the Governments commitment to the future of the Lines and follows the recent establishment of 'Lines of Torres Vedras' day on 20 October, each year.
This is probably a first in the UK I will be speaking at this conference on the role of the Portuguese Engineers during the Peninsular War.
The conference is sponsored by Helion Publishers.
The Friends of the British Cemetery at Elvas have arranged a recital and reception at Brooks Club in London on Thursday 22 February 2018.
Full details are on the brochure below
There are now web pages up for the defences around Fort St Julian; the Third Line.
Details on the event can be found here
The Autumn Newsletter for the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras has been added to the website.
I have added copies of the maps from the English works of Jones, Oman and Fortescue.