17 - 04 - 15

Barn Hill Memorial Plaque

On the morning of 27th April, the Worshipful The Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Janet Cole, unveiled an interpretation board on the North Harbour beach, at the end of Macquarie Quay. The board commemorates the sinking of the SS Barn Hill off the coast of Eastbourne by a German bomber 75 years ago. Following the unveiling, the board was dedicated by Father David Charles, the RNLI Chaplain.

The project to commemorate the event was started by aviation historian, Andy Saunders, and seen to conclusion with the help of Eastbourne Lifeboat Operations Manager, Paul Metcalfe and SHRA Chairman, Jan weeks.

The cost of the board was jointly funded by RNLI Heritage, the SHRA, Sovereign councillors' devolved ward budget, the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour and Premier Marinas. Identity Signage and Printing supplied and printed the insert, free of charge, and Pevensey Coastal Defence arranged for the installation; a true community project.

Thanks to the Macquarie Quay Management Company for allowing the board to be installed on its land.