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Barnes Wallis Statue

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, England
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A good size statue and well worth a look whilst in the area

The statue is quite prominent and well worth a look at whilst in the area. The history behind it... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
suesav01
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Lancasters and the bouncing bomb

A great tribute to a man of his time which among other things resulted in the Lancaster raids on... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
alanmD7853BA
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“great man” (7 reviews)
“bouncing bomb” (12 reviews)
“dam busters” (3 reviews)
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Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, England
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The statue is quite prominent and well worth a look at whilst in the area. The history behind it makes it interesting for children to see roo

Thank suesav01
Reviewed 25 July 2017

A great tribute to a man of his time which among other things resulted in the Lancaster raids on the Mohne and Eder dams during the Second World War and the position of the statue looking out to see where the test bouncing bombs were...More

Thank alanmD7853BA
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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
Reviewed 27 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
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....More

Thank HerneBayCharley
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
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
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...More

Thank Hermes0
Reviewed 27 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
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...More

Thank John L
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