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« on: September 24, 2016, 12:47:52 PM »

Brightening is a small village in East Sussex, eight miles from Battle.  The war memorial is inscribed with the names of 24 men from the village who died in WWI and the 4 men from the village who use din WWII.

Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 20 February 1920

BRIGHTLING.

WAR MEMORIAL - The Brightling War Memorial has been completed and will be dedicated in a few days.  It is a graceful stone cross on a two-tier base, and stands in the corner of the churchyard facing the road.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 21:35:01 PM »

Here is a close up of the Memorial plaque for WW1. At first I thought the dates were 1914 - 1919 but on closer inspection, I think they got the date right after all! The pyramidal structure in the background is the tomb of John 'Mad Jack' Fuller. Mad Jack lived from 1757 to 1835 of Brighting and was a squire and four times MP for Sussex. Some saw him as a hero; others thought him a dangerous iconoclast.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 21:43:51 PM »

And Brightling Church has an usual way of keeping the churchyard tidy. Unusual for today that is but very common only a few decades ago. Now people object to the inevitable 'mess' caused by these animal grass cutters.

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