Roedean’s strange circles
I drive past Roedean every day on my way to and from work. It was only recently that I noticed the strange circles in the field between Roedean golf course and school. In June I stopped early one morning to examine and photograph them. Much to my annoyance, although by eye the circles are easily seen, they were barely distinguishable on the photos; probably due to the very long grass and shallow photographic angle.
I think there are two possible reasons for the strange circles. Firstly, under examination using Google, and compared to the adjacent golf course, they do look like old golf bunkers. Did Roedean miniature golf course once cover a wider area, including this field? Are the strange circles, what’s remaining of old golf bunkers? More recently the grass has been cut, and the circles became even more apparent. So I stopped again and took more photos; although not perfect, the circles can now be seen! On close examination I now believe they are more likely to be the remains of WWII bomb craters, but I can’t be sure. Who knows the answer?