A NEW venture by a Bexhill Museum volunteer reveals in detail just how many fascinating memorials, monuments and sculptures the town possesses.
Paul Wright has spent two years painstakingly researching the history of more than 40 examples and photographing them.
Now he has placed the results of his labours on a dedicated blog with the aim of it providing a self-guiding trail around Bexhill for both residents and visitors.
The blog may be enjoyed at https://thebexhillhistorytrail.wordpress.com
Paul says: “Although Bexhill 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 40 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 a photograph) 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.”
In his introduction on the blog, Paul tells viewers: “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.”
Museum curator Julian Porter said: “It is a wonderful resource for Bexhill and its visitors. Well done Paul!”
*Pictured: Julian Porter and Paul Wright at the West Parade table of orientation.