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Barren ground, Burwash, Sussex

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Beside a lane leading to Franchise Manor, Burwash, East Sussex, is a memorial to Flight Lieutenant Reginald Frank Rimmer, who died aged 21, when his plane crashed into the adjacent field on 27 September 1940.  According to the landowner, the ‘urban legend is that crops show their respect by not growing where the plane crashed, or it could be the aviation fuel’.

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