Beachy Head


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Beachy Head,

high chalk cliffs (575 ft/175 m), on the south coast of East Sussex, S England. The battle of Beachy Head, in the War of the Grand Alliance, was fought (1690) between an Anglo-Dutch fleet under the earl of Torrington and the French fleet under the comte de Tourville. Although the French won, they failed to exploit their victory over the damaged opponent to deal a decisive blow to Anglo-Dutch seapower. Torrington, meanwhile, was court-martialed for retreating but, arguing that his action prevented an invasion, was acquitted.

Beachy Head

a headland in East Sussex, on the English Channel, consisting of chalk cliffs 171 m (570 ft.) high
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Less than a fortnight ago, the body of a man in his 20s was found at the bottom of the Cuckmere Haven cliff after he was first spotted wandering near the edge at Beachy Head.
Our group took a tour of the Beachy Head Brewery to try local Sussex ale and learn about traditional methods used by one of the hundreds of micro-breweries that seem to be popping up across the country.
He said: "We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of these sad deaths and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the couple on or near Beachy Head at any time on Wednesday morning.
Roger Green, of the Beachy Head Brewery in East Sussex, insisted there was no malice behind the title and that its meaning had been misconstrued.
30pm on Sunday November 20, members of the public reported that a woman was seen to jump or fall from the top of cliffs at Beachy Head.
At more than 500ft high, Beachy Head is renowned for its downland beauty but it has also gained infamy as a magnet for suicidal people.
The fire broke out at on board the Calypso, which had 708 people on board, near Beachy Head.
Beachy Head is a 'sunshine song about suicide' which perfectly sums up the contradictions in the Williams live experience.
The purists always claimed he was too flashy with his flaxen mane, but he was a bonny little horse with such wonderful limbs, and he was such a fabulous mover that he would have galloped down Beachy Head.
The Hastings Fishing Fleet Dover Sole Fishery and Hastings Fishing Fleet Pelagic Fishery (mackerel and herring) are both located within the Eastern English Channel between Beachy Head and Dungeness, and have applied for certification by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Coastguard rescue teams, police and ambulance crews were called after a member of the public reported seeing the car fly over the cliffs at Beachy Head, East Sussex, at about 1am yesterday.