"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The 1953 flood at Holme

The wreckage of beach huts on Holme Beach

This old photo puts in context how lucky we were back in Dec 2013 during our most recent surge tide. The image was taken looking back from Holme beach over the west end of Lavender Marsh towards Flaxley House. The dunes in the foreground completely flattened out. During 1953 the dunes  would clearly have been lower than the ones that exist today, something we are all thankful for in present times.

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