TV5197 : War memorial at Cuckmere Haven

near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

War memorial at Cuckmere Haven
War memorial at Cuckmere Haven
A war memorial overlooking Cuckmere Haven on the Sussex coast.

This image was taken on a damp and misty day with poor visibility. The cliffs in the background are shrouded in mist.
Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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River Cuckmere
The River Cuckmere rises near Heathfield in East Sussex, England on the southern slopes of the Weald. The name of the river probably comes from an Old English word meaning fast-flowing. After crossing the Low Weald area, the Cuckmere creates a gap through the South Downs ( LinkExternal link ). It reaches the English Channel at Cuckmere Haven ( LinkExternal link ) east of Seaford near the Seven Sisters ( LinkExternal link ). The lower part of its course is marked by meandering, which is a well-known feature of the area. The meanders have been bypassed by The New Cut, a straight canal.The Cuckmere Valley Nature Reserve is located here as is the Seven Sisters Country Park ( LinkExternal link ).
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Saturday, 17 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 April, 2012
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Air, Sky, Weather  Coastal 
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Cuckmere Haven  East Sussex  Sussex 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5134 9772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.5608N 0:8.6619E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5133 9773
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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