“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

Friends of Martello24

Martello Tower No. 24 is one of three Martello Towers in Dymchurch. It is located just off the High Street. Martello24 is the most accurate example remaining of an original Martello Tower and is currently the only tower solely devoted to the history of the Martello Towers.

The Friends of Martello24 is a Registered Charity, Number 1172376, which was set up in 2017 as a trust to advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of Martello Tower No. 24. 

This to be achieved particularly by working In partnership with English Heritage to open Martello Tower No 24 to the public on a published regular basis. 

The trust also has aims to work with the owners of other historic buildings in Dymchurch to achieve greater awareness of these buildings

The trust works very closely with the Dymchurch & District Heritage Group concerning the provision of historical and related information. 

Charity Objectives

To advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of Martello Tower No. 24 and other historic buildings in Dymchurch, Kent and the surrounding area in particular but not exclusively by arranging exhibitions, lectures, classes and similar educational activities.

More About Us

You can find out how we came about from our pdf Icon Information Brief


There are six trustees:

Richard Blackwell (Chairman)   
Denise Meyers     Andrew Ashton     Peter Faulkner    
Maureen Vogt     Barry Tate


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Martello Tower No. 24
Martello Tower No. 24
You can view more pictures in our Photo Gallery

Become a Volunteer Steward

We are in need of more volunteer Stewards to help with the openings of the tower. You can find out more here.

You can read our Constitution pdf icon Friends of Martello24 Constitution.


The Officers of the trust are:

Chairman Richard Blackwell          Secretary Peter Faulkner     
            Treasurer Adrian Goodsell          Minutes Secretary Denise Meyers

Business Plan

You can read our draft Business Plan.

Contact Us

If you would like to volunteer to help us open Martello Tower No. 24, help in other ways and/or you would like more information about us, then please contact our Secretary, Peter Email icon email.


Trutees, Adrian, Ian Meyers + Musket
Trustees showing one of our new replica muskets, purchased
with funds from Cllr Ian Meyers F&HDC Ward budget
L to R: Denise Meyers, Adrian Goodsell, Richard Blackwell, Andrew Ashton,
Cllr Ian Meyers, Maureen Vogt, Barry Tate, Peter Faulkner