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Barnes Wallis Statue

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Address: Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, England

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understed but superb

This is very understated but it is fitting for one of the unsung heroes of the war. you don't notice this until you come across it and it's fitting tribute to such a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very understated but it is fitting for one of the unsung heroes of the war. you don't notice this until you come across it and it's fitting tribute to such a great unassuming man who helped the allies win the war.

Thank mechie2007
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Today I saw the statue of Barnes Wallis and was intrigued thinking he might have been born in HB . it took me some time to establish that he trialled the bouncing bombs there. Surely this important fact should be on the statue's plinth.

Thank taylorshane
herne bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

Thank HerneBayCharley
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank davecmh2016
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
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

Thank penfolds_bin_95
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Hermes0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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

Thank nitsab
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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 

Thank John L
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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.

Thank theonlybigman

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