Where has the flowerbox gone?

In 1902 our town was granted its charter of incorporation, it now had local government borough status.

As part of the celebrations, 100 years later, five large green hexagonal flowerboxes were installed around the town centre.

Each bore a plaque Centenary Bexhill-On-Sea 1902 – 2002.

Four can still be found either outside the public library, Sackville Road; corner of Western Road and Devonshire Road; Devonshire Square opposite the junction with Western Road and the corner of Parkhurst Road and Devonshire Road.

But the fifth one, at the corner of Devonshire Road and the Marina, has gone missing following the recent refurbishment of that area.

Does anybody know where this flowerbox has disappeared to?

Although that site may no longer be considered appropriate, surely we can find somewhere else for a flowerbox in the town centre, maybe in Devonshire Square?

This humble object is part of our town’s historical heritage which must be saved and appreciated and not just mislaid like the Royal Doulton tiles of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar’s Memorial Fountain.

Paul Wright

West Parade


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