Wednesday 12th October 2016
Today my doggos travelled up with my P’s to visit my new living quarters and smell the smells of Brighton. We scouted the coast for a potential walkies location, ending up at Peacehaven (East Sussex) we walked on the beach surrounding Newhaven Harbour near Fort Hill.
Photo 1 features Dolly the wire-haired Dachshund having a flap while I caress her lengthy structure. Photo 2 features another physical encounter with an Amber the labrador in the background. (Photographed by Father)
Anyway.. while enjoying the trip, I noticed the large cliff edge in the distance, Beachy Head. My parent’s informed me of its dark history and that I have actually been there before which raised my eyebrow. So I decided to research it.
- Highest chalk sea cliff in Britain
- 162 metres (531 feet) above sea level
- One of the most notorious suicide spots in the world
- 1965-1979 estimated 124 deaths
- Estimated 20 deaths a year
- Parents of a young child with meningitis jumped with son in rucksack
- Cases of people driving cars off cliff edge
- More than 250 bodies have been recovered from the sea bed