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Lynmouth 1/7

Lynmouth is a small harbour and coastal town on the North Devon Coast, set at the foot of the hills sweeping down from Exmoor on the banks of the West Lyn and East Lyn rivers, which join at this point. In August 1952 the village was devastated by a flood of water cascading down from the moors above and sadly 34 people died and 420 were made homeless. Fortunately the village has regenerated itself and this short series is based around the harbour and river, apart from the final image on Sunday.

 

Lynmouth 1/7

Lynmouth is a small harbour and coastal town on the North Devon Coast, set at the foot of the hills sweeping down from Exmoor on the banks of the West Lyn and East Lyn rivers, which join at this point. In August 1952 the village was devastated by a flood of water cascading down from the moors above and sadly 34 people died and 420 were made homeless. Fortunately the village has regenerated itself and this short series is based around the harbour and river, apart from the final image on Sunday.

 

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2013, 00:39
I see you have found the HDR, etc switch and taped it at the "off" position...phew!

This place looks like a tourist magnet, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes the HDR switch is off at the moment smile This is a very popular place and its sister village Lynton is at the top of the cliff.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Jan 2013, 01:23
I love these photo of these villages
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
this sunny, bright day is in sharp contrast to the unfortunate events of 1952. excellent image
Brian Walbey: It was a fine day Ayush, unlike 1952 as you say.
I like the way that you framed this Brian... are there sailboats behind the seawall... i guess that i will have to wait and see....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. More will be revealed tomorrow.
What a lovely spot - you've made a great image!
Brian Walbey: Lynmouth, and its sister village Lynton, on the cliff top are both delightful places to go.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2013, 06:44
It always amazes me how people who live in such areas never want to move away, no matter how many times they get hit! I guess the view says it all.
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Ginnie, although this disaster was one of those one in a million things probably.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 7 Jan 2013, 07:24
Did you visit the museum to the great flood Brian?
Brian Walbey: Yes, they have a small museum with a lot of information and pictures Chad.
I see the ridge settlers knew a thing or two about flash floods.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it seems they do Richard, and they've got a good outlook as well.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2013, 08:08
You were fortunate to have a sunny day in this charming place
Brian Walbey: Yes we have been there twice over recent years and it was lovely weather both times.
I'm afraid I'd sleep walk right off the edge of the cliff at the high white house on the hill. : (
Brian Walbey: The only cure for that would be to keep the bedroom door locked Jacquelyn, not against intruders but midnight walkers smile
not a bad little village
Brian Walbey: It is lovely Chantal as is its sister village on the cliff top called Lynton.
  • Ginny
  • Australia
  • 7 Jan 2013, 09:48
Mother nature can be so cruel sometimes.It looks beautiful now.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is difficult to believe what happened until one looks at the photos in the little museum they have set up.
The houses up above have a great vantage point. Looks a lovely place.
Brian Walbey: Yes they do Mary and above them at the very top is Lynton, the sister village to this one.
It's an interesting place isn't it Brian and this shot captures it very well, I shall look forward to the series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks sally, we have been there twice over recent years and enjoyed it both times.
I found an old book on the Lynmouth disaster amongst our book donations not so long ago. It really was devastated. It is such a lovely place as your picture shows Brian
Brian Walbey: The local museum has a lot of pictures which show what happened. We've enjoyed both our visits there.
I remember seeing the images of that,Brian,such devastation. Nice to see it like this.
Brian Walbey: Yes until one sees the photos in the little museum it is difficult to believe what happened in 1952.
A lovely looking spot, Brian. So sad to have suffered such a tragedy but, like you say, it has regenerated itself.
Brian Walbey: Yes apart from the museum there is not anything to show what happened, but it is a delightful place to visit.
This looks an idyllic spot, Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is Martin, well worth a visit if you venture to North Devon.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2013, 15:10
This was such a tragedy, Brian. There is a garden now where used to be houses that were washed away
Brian Walbey: Yes it was Lisl, thanks for telling me about the garden.
A delightful place
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Juan, with such a sad recent past.
I dont think I've been here, nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: We've been twice John, it is worth spending a few hours on a nice day.
It does look quaint and worthy of a visit, I do remember the disaster
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite quaint Martin.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2013, 18:43
Such a radiant picture, LOVE it. This looks like a wonderful town to spend some time.
Love the way you framed it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I'm pretty certain Ginnie and you would love it here, and if you get chance to look in on Sunday then you'll see the fun way of getting to this place without the car.
You captured very nicely this beautiful spot Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2013, 19:08
Looks very attractive in the sunlight - I didn't know about the tragedy!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice place to go Mike, I was 8 when the flood took place, I suspect you are considerably younger than me, we had lessons and so on at school about the flood because it was current.
Delightful shot of a delightful spot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, it is a lovely place to visit.
Excellent introduction picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.

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