Douglas d'Enno to Saltdean Zone Group
On 20 June 1819, Col John Harvey from Bedfordshire, staying in Rottingdean, fell from his horse on a track a couple of miles north-east of Saltdean.
A commemorative stone was laid at the spot, marked on early maps as Harvey's Stone, and several decades later, a cross surrounded by railings was erected by the Harvey family.
It is not a grave, since his body was conveyed back to his home. The cross was destroyed by our military by way of target practice during the last war.
I had it reinstated in 1999 ('Harvey 180' was our name for the day) but due to wilful damage in the intervening years, I had to go through the same exercise again last year, with funding courtesy of the Harvey family.
All are welcome to view the latest cross on 20 June, late morning/early afternoon. Make a picnic of it! Hope to see you there.
PS. An evening run to the site is being organised by Matt Coyne, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/459933104575252/?ti=ia