The Groynes at Hornsea 1906 (archive ref DDX-7-90)

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A great storm struck the east coast town of Hornsea on 12th March 1906. This image shows how the sea cut away part of the promenade overnight.
The town's Promenade Gardens were completely washed away during this storm, which led to calls for the construction of a sea-defence wall.

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    • 05/Apr/2016 06:41:43

    And 110 years on, coastal erosion is still chipping away ...........

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    • 06/Apr/2016 09:24:07

    Yes indeed. Thank you for your comments Jan!