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Seaford balloon adventurer to be honoured 150 years on

A Victorian adventurer who set the record for the highest ever balloon flight almost 150 years ago to the day is to be honoured.

Henry Tracey Coxwell, from Seaford in East Sussex, and his partner went seven miles up - without breathing apparatus or pressure suits.

Now people in the town want to celebrate his life, and they have started by cleaning up his grave.

  • 28 Aug 2012