Long man gets a clean-up

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Local Scouts from Hailsham and Hellingly have been giving the Long Man of Wilmington a facelift.

They were among a group of volunteers who re-painted the hill figure.

Until the 19th century the Long Man was badly overgrown and only visible in certain light conditions. But in 1874 he was marked out with yellow bricks.

During World War Two he was painted green to prevent enemy airmen using him as a navigational landmark.

In 1969 further restoration further restoration took place and the bricks making up the largest hill figure in the UK were replaced with concrete blocks.