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John Body Memorial

From the Pett Level Road you can just about see this unusual, out of place, very low, step like pyramid topped with a circular slab. I always thought it was part of the sea wall, how wrong can someone be!

On closer inspection, this portal to another dimension is actually a memorial to WWI officer Colonel John Body, DSO, OBE and Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Kent.

The circular slab is actually a direction marker showing bearings for Fairlight, Battle, Rye, Winchelsea, Dover, Dungeness, Boulogne and Dieppe. An inscription around the slab reads in memory of Col John Body DSO OBE DL chairman of Rother and Jurys Gut Catchment Board 1931-1945. 

The memorial can be found near number 8 slip road. Opposite, the wildfowl lakes are named in his honour.