BEACHY HEAD

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.

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SS130917D-1 Car over the cliff at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne. Contact: none. Reporter: none. Photographer: Sam Stephenson. 17/07/13

Main Facts:

  • 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

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