Friday, 6 December 2013

Horsey coastal inundation, Norfolk 1938.

Horsey inundation, Norfolk. 1938.
BGS image ID: P256624
Horsey inundation 1938. Course of the 'hundred streams'.

Horsey inundation, Norfolk. 1938.
BGS image ID: P256625
Horsey inundation 1938. Looking inland from south edge of gap which finally reached length of 500 yards.

Horsey inundation, Norfolk. 1938.
BGS image ID: P256626
Horsey inundation 1938. Peat exposed in foreshore by cutting back of beach.

Horsey inundation, Norfolk. 1938.
BGS image ID: P256627
Horsey inundation 1938. View from behind temporary defences, looking seaward.

'Village of Horsey again inundated' Newspaper article 1938.

Images taken by H. Ashley. From the British Association for the Advancement of Science photograph collection. The collection is on permanent deposit with the British Geological Survey.

Historical photographs are often valuable evidence when comparing geological processes over time.

Bob McIntosh
http://www.exploreyourarchive.org/

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