Although Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, has a rich and diverse history, at first glance there would appear to be only a few memorials, monuments and sculptures to help reflect that history. However, a closer look around our town will reveal a significant collection of such objects which members of the public can easily overlook.
In collaboration with the Local History Study Group at Bexhill Museum I have gathered together information on as many memorials, monuments and sculptures as we can identify and created a self-guided trail for interested people to explore this important aspect of our town’s heritage.
I have deliberately avoided including memorials, monuments and sculptures which can only be seen inside buildings so all 53 major objects on this trail can be viewed at any time. As the accompanying map shows, the objects in this trail stretch in a roughly logical progression from the eastern to the western boundaries of the town, via the Old Town, a walking distance of approximately 5½ miles.
Further details and photographs for each memorial, monument and sculpture can be accessed by clicking on the markers on the map, or by clicking on each location’s name in the main list.
I hope you enjoy this trail. If you would like any further information about Bexhill’s local history then the staff and volunteers at the Bexhill Museum are always glad to try and help with any enquiries (contact details are given in the acknowledgements page)
Paul Wright (Bexhill Museum and Bexhill Heritage Member)
excellent easy to read informative piece thank you
Wow, what a great resource. I’ve just moved to the area and very interested in finding out about the history of my new home town. This is a fab start. Thank you for your hard work in compiling this.
Thank you and congratulations for all the hard work.The information and photos appreciated by this ex Bexhillian who has an abiding interest in all of the town.
This is a great site. Well done. It really celebrates our town.
A great resource you have here, thank you! Will you be adding a subscribe button so that interested folk will get an update if anything is added?
This is such a brilliant resource! Thank you so much for giving up your time and expertise to this project. I feel it should be used by all the Bexhill schools, to encourage kids to appreciate their town, as well as encouraging them to get outdoors and to learn about local history. Well done!
A brilliant piece of work. Well done Alex