War graves walk at cemetery

A war grave at Bexhill Cemetery
A war grave at Bexhill Cemetery

On Sunday, (April 6) at 2.00pm Bexhill Museum commences its 2014 series of guided walks at Bexhill Cemetery.

The cemetery provides a present-day link to the lives of those, both townsfolk and members of the armed forces, swept up in the war. By reference to a variety of graves this walk will consider various aspects of The Great War.

David Hatherall told the Observer: “Such topics as the black-out, conscientious objection, Belgian refugees and family separation will be covered.

“We will also visit two mysterious graves.

“Sensible footwear advised as our walk will involve some uneven ground.

Walkers are advised to meet by the 1902 Chapel in the centre of the Cemetery, Turkey Road, Bexhill where there is ample parking.

The walk is around 1½ miles and will take approximately two hours.

There is a charge of £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for accompanied children for each walk.

The organisers regret that no dogs are allowed on these walks.