Here on the north west coast of Britain, there’s a ‘hold the line’ strategy for sea defences.
That means that there’s a long history of building man-made revetments and sea walls to ensure that the sea doesn’t encroach onto the land.
If you look back through the history books along the whole of the Fylde Coast you’ll see that most of the sea defences were built or strengthened in response to flood events.
There were serious flood events along this coast in 1927, 1953 and 1977. In 2013 there was a 1-in-200 year storm.
Artists impression of the new sea wall – and it does look like this!
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If you know anything about the construction of the sea defences in Cleveleys in 1947 please get in touch.
Just email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
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One of the curved headlands being constructed at Cleveleys