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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Marina
Town:Bexhill on Sea
Parish:Bexhill on Sea
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN40
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On the seafront at the bottom of Sea Road
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:145
Grid reference:K2
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ730070

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Makers

Name : Louis Frederick Roslyn
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Installation date:1920
Unveiling date:12/12/1920
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Rother District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A three-stepped base surmounted by a plinth and obelisk. There are inscribed panels on the sides of the plinth. A low brick wall surounds the memorial.
Iconographical description:Affixed to the front of the monument, facing south, a female winged figure representing 'Victory', holding wreath aloft in left hand and lowered sword in right hand.
Signatures:Bottom of statue, left hand side:
L.F. ROSLYN
Inscription:South side, base of monument, bronze plaque with raised letters:

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF BEXHILL WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
1939 - 1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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Classification

Categories:Military, Free Standing, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Object type3:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Symbolic
Subject type2:Allegorical
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type3:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Bronze
Part 2:Obelisk
     Material:Portland stone
     Height (cm):850

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Metallic staining
     More details:Metal staining underneath the statue and the plaques. Some staining to the top of the obelisk.
Date of on-site inspection:06/08/2007

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History

History:Unveiled by Brigadier General H. O'Donnell after whom the British Legion (Comrades) Club in London Road, Bexhill is named. He became President of the Bexhill Branch of the Legion on its formation in 1921 and was the first local organiser of Poppy Day.
('The Story of Bexhill').

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Images of England: Bexhill on Sea'
     Type:Book
     Author:Porter, Julian.
     Publisher:Tempus Publishing Ltd. Stroud.

Source 2 :
     Title:'The Story of Bexhill'
     Type:Book
     Author:Bartley, L.J.
     Publisher:F.J. Parsons Ltd. Bexhill.

Source 3 :
     Title:The Bexhill Chronicle
     Type:Newspaper


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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