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Barnes Wallis Statue

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Address: Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, England

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fine for what it is

The statue is unremarkable but does what it intends in that it commemorates the work of Barnes Wallis. It is well designed and positioned looking out to see from a place near to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The statue is unremarkable but does what it intends in that it commemorates the work of Barnes Wallis. It is well designed and positioned looking out to see from a place near to where he would have stood to watch the practice bombs being dropped. It is easily accessible with free on-road parking and situated right at the end of... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not sure how you review a statue. A great man who made HB part of his history with the testing of the bouncing bomb.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice statue of a great man who possibly changed the course of the war but certainely saved many many lives and we should all be eternally grateful for his commitment to find a solution

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Easy to find when in Herne Bay and you walk along the seafront. Heading towards Kings Hall this statue sits back towards houses in a higher setting and here you will find Barnes Wallis looking out over the sea from where they did the trial runs. Don't forget that his invention of a bouncing bomb was significant in making the... More 

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broadstairs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very fitting monument to a brilliant man, well worth seeing. This man invented the bouncing bomb,ever seen the film the Dam Busters, this was the man who invented it

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Today we have a generation who regard the SWW as History but it is entirely fitting that this statue should be here where the bouncing bombs were rehearsed.They were used effectively against the Mohne,Eder and Sorpe dams.The film "The Dam Busters" brings this to life.The man was a Genius and this area should be more proud and,I would suggest,better informed... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Just a statue of Barns Wallis, but it was at Reculver (just a short distance away) that the famous rolling bombs were tested in WW2.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

A great statue that highlights the achievement of the great man. Read the plaque, bask in his glory and remember the enormous sacrifice all those made for us.

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Herne Bay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's nice to have this statue, to know the story that goes with it, we should remember what he did and watch the film about the bouncing bomb

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This Statue stands on our lovely downs, and if you take a walk along our promenade towards our Downs you will see him standing looking towards our seas.

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