Things to do in Beckley

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Things to Do in Beckley

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  • dorinda B
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    We had a wonderful three night stay in the Dobson Shepherd's Hut. A glorious setting, compact but incredibly comfortable . Great outside space under an oak tree, plenty of seating & even a hammock, with only the sound of birdsong to distract.
    A gorgeous bottle of the Vineyard's Rose was chilling in the fridge. Great location near Rye with lots of cafes & restaurants.
    We will definitely be back, and such good value.
    Written September 1, 2023
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    There is only one Commonwealth War Grave in the churchyard at All Saints Church, Beckley, East Sussex and that his the grave of Warrant Officer Vernon Archie Panniers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was aged 27 when he died on 23 June 1946, some 8 months after the end of the Second World War. Warrant Officer Panniers actually died in St Thomas Hospital, Godalming, Surrey just over two months after he had married. At the time of his death his widow resided in Hastings but his parents resided in Beckley. On the night of 1/2 January 1944 Sergeant Panniers was the rear gunner in an Avro Lancaster which was damaged by heavy flak when attacking Berlin. Six of the crew, including Sergeant Panniers, baled out but the pilot stayed with the plane and crash landed it. There was only one fatality at that was the Wireless Operator. His parachute failed to open fully after he had been hit by the tailplane when baling out. His body was found by the Germans in a forest and was identified by one of the other captured crew members. Following the crash landing, the Lancaster was repaired in the Lufthansa workshops at Travenmundene near the Baltic Sea and later flown by the Luftwaffe Test Centre. On 29 June 1946 the Hastings and St Leonards Observer reported that Warrant Officer Panniers had died after an operation but included the information that, after being taken prisoner by the Germans, Warrant Officer Panniers had attempted top escape on three occasions and that his early death was believed to have been accelerated by his treatment while in enemy hands.
    Written June 3, 2020
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    Entrance to the graveyard of All Saints Church, Beckley is through the beautifully carve lychgate commemorating the First World War. The oldest part of the church is the tower, being part late 11th century and part late 12th century, but the date of the spire is uncertain. Inside this light, airy church the nave was rebuilt either side of 1300, the north chapel is late 14th century and the south chapel is 19th century. Outside, part of the graveyard has been set aside under the chestnut trees for a peaceful Garden of Remembrance incorporating a Millennium Stone. The graveyard also contains the Commonwealth War Grave of RAF Warrant Officer V A Panniers who was aged 27 when he died on 23 June 1946.
    Written February 10, 2020
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    Situated on the approach to the village on the edge of the graveyard of the church of All Saints, Beckley's tall wall memorial stands proud in honour of the fatalities of the First and Second World Wars. The memorial records the names of 22 fatalities for World War I to which have been added the names of 13 fatalities from World War 2. Of the names recorded for the First World War there are two sets of brothers; Albert and Reginald Bates and Jesse and Charles Carter. Rather unusually, the names recorded for World War 2 also record a set of brothers; Reginald and Sidney Paine. Nearby, the lychgate to the church also is a memorial for the First World War and inside the church there is a Roll of Honour and a Book of Remembrance. All three are well worth visiting if you are in the area.
    Written February 9, 2020
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