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Ceremony

On Friday, 26th July 2019, the official unveiling of a heritage interpretive board, commissioned by Bexhill Heritage took place. It marked the completion of works undertaken by 36 Corps of Royal Engineers in 1964 in aid of SOS.

The day was attended by a large crowd of onlookers, Bexhill’s Mayor Councillor Kathy Harmer, RDC’s Chairman Councillor Terry Byrne, Council Leader Councillor Doug Oliver, together with other dignitaries and guests.

Keith Rhodes, who had managed the 9 month long project spoke for Bexhill Heritage, saying how pleased he was with the event and especially since one of the original soldiers who built the trackway, Barry Cullingworth together with his wife, Margaret, were able to join in with the celebrations.

Bexhill’s resident poet and author, Claire Baldry, read a poem she had written especially for the ceremony.

Image gallery: © David Pulley
Published on Friday 2nd August 2019 by the Bexhill Observer, page 5.
https://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/people/new-bexhill-information-board-unveiled-1-9020316

History

The original 1964 memorial plaque was removed from South Cliff in September 2018 (left) and placed in storage at the museum. It was dedicated to the Stars Organisation for Spastics.

Our new board reinstates the history of the ramp and how it helped disabled children access the beach, with some background of their home at Colwall Court.

A more detailed background will appear here soon.