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Saturday 20th August 2016


Quote:-
'Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.' Corazon Aquino (former Filipino President)

Lynmouth - Devon
(OS Grid Ref. SS722496 Nearest Post Code EX35 6EQ)

We visited the Devonshire village of Lynmouth on 15th August 2016, the 64th anniversary of the day when severe storms swept 90 million tonnes of water down the narrow valley in the space of 24 hours. Overnight, more than 100 buildings were destroyed, along with 28 of the 31 bridges. 38 cars were washed out to sea and 34 people died, with a further 420 made homeless. A Flood Memorial Hall was built on the site of the old lifeboat station (one of the buildings destroyed in the flood). The Hall houses an exhibition of archived material from the storm that wreaked such havoc in this small community.

Picture of the Moment


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MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

We visited the Devonshire village of Lynmouth on 15th August 2016, the 64th anniversary of the day when severe storms swept 90 million tonnes of water down the narrow valley in the space of 24 hours. Overnight, more than 100 buildings were destroyed, along with 28 of the 31 bridges. 38 cars were washed out to sea and 34 people died, with a further 420 made homeless. A Flood Memorial Hall was built on the site of the old lifeboat station (one of the buildings destroyed in the flood). The Hall houses an exhibition of archived material from the storm that wreaked such havoc in this small community.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about Lynton & Lynmouth and the
Lynmouth Flood of 15th August 1952



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