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(25) Bexhill Rotary Club Coin Collector, Marina Court Garden

On 21st August 2015, Bexhill Rotary Club President, Raouf Oderuth, officially unveiled the club’s new coin collector. It has been placed in the newly refurbished area of the Marina known as the Marina Court Garden. The coin collector had been … Continue reading

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Appendix III. Max Faulkner memorial plaque, ex Metropole Lawn, West Parade

Max Faulkner was an English professional golfer who was born in Bexhill on 29th July 1916. He won the Open Championship in 1951 and a total of 18 tournaments in UK and Europe during his career. On five occasions he played … Continue reading

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Appendix II. Alf Evans bust ex De La Warr Parade

The present-day BUPA Grosvenor Park nursing and residential home was originally opened in October 1958 by the then Lord Mayor of London, Sir Denis Truscott, a leading figure in the printing industry, as a convalescent home of the National Union … Continue reading

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Appendix I. Maharajah of Cooch Behar’s Memorial Fountain, ex Colonnade and Egerton Park

Following the death of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar in Bexhill on 18th September 1911, a memorial fountain was subsequently erected on the coastguard station behind the Colonnade. It was designed by Royal Doulton in glazed stoneware and stood 4.2 metres … Continue reading

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Appendix G. Chapel, Bexhill Cemetery, Turkey Road

Stone relief over the porch entrance to the chapel, Bexhill Cemetery, Turkey Road, shows the coat of arms of Bexhill Urban District Council between the words Bexhill Cemetery. The cemetery chapel was opened in 1902.  

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Appendix F. Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Southlands Road, Sidley

Triangular stone relief of pelican plucking her breast in order to feed her young surrounded by the words Legis, Plenitudo and Caritas ie love is the fullness of the law – above the main entrance doors to Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Appendix E. Post Office, Devonshire Square

A stone relief of Hermes (Greek) or Mercury (Roman), the god of communication, transportation and commerce, can be found over main entrance door to the Head Post Office in Devonshire Square. This building was opened in November 1931.

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