Coastal DefenceA Selection of News Articles Related to Coastal Defence

  • 1 Pebble Ridge

    Coast erosion

  • 2 Westward Ho!

    Pebble ridge defenceCoast erosion

  • 3 Includes Hartland district

  • 4 Westward Ho! Coast Erosion 1948

    M.P.'s questions to Minister of Health

  • 5 Anxiety Over Weakness in Pebble Ridge 1954

    "Danger gap filled" assures Surveyor

  • 6 Coast Defence: Three Local Interests Confer 1958

    £11,000 plan for groynes mentioned

  • 7 Pebble Ridge Pushed Back Five Feet In a Year 1960

    Ministry expert visiting shortly

  • 8 The Battle of the Gap!

    damage caused by high tide, whipped by gales

  • 9 Boulder Scheme Moves into Second Phase 1983

    £45,000 coast protection scheme

  • 10 Sea Breaches Wall at Appledore 1982

    Heavy seas whipped up by fierce winds

  • 11 No Breakwater for West Appledore 1975

    it cannot be provided

  • Pebble Ridge

    Coast erosion

    Coast erosion - "fair and frank discussion" 18th March 1960 - Coastal Defence

    Coast erosion Much good could come from a meeting between council sub-committee and the Lords of the Manor where a fair and frank discussion on the position relating to the Pebble Ridge and the Burrows, Mr J W Martin (chairman) told Northam Urban Council.

    All were gratfeful to Mr Percy Browne, MP for his prompt assistance in the matter, and the Ministry official who visited the locality at short notice "to see what our troubles are."

    When Rev A E Green enquired whether there would be a report from the sub

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  • Westward Ho!

    Pebble ridge defenceCoast erosion

    Work on Westward Ho! coast protection 21st October 1949

    Work on coast protection Coast protection work at Westward Ho! was to commence as soon as possible, Northam Urban District Council were told at their meeting.  The preliminary work will involve the construction of groynes for the protection of the gap at the south end of the Pebbleridge and filling in with pebbles removed from the accumulation to the south-west.

    Clerk, Mr F W Hockaday reported the firm were ready to start the work.  Mr G W G Hutchings said he was pleased to note something is being done.   Mr T Fulford complained that the

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  • Includes Hartland district

    Details of proposals for the reorganisation of the Coastguard Service throughout the country, including a total reduction in complement of 179, which are to be discussed by representatives of the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Service Union of which coastguards are members, were recently released.

    1950 Coastguard reductions

    The Hartland district is planned to include Port Isaac, Boscastle, Bude, Morwenstow, Hartland, Clovelly, Lundy, Westward Ho!, Croyde, Mortehoe, Ilfracombe and Porlock.
    Strength would be reduced from six station officers and 16 coastguards to 3 and 12 respectively.
    Among proposed changes in types of station are: constant watch to constant night watch, Ilfracombe; constant

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  • Westward Ho! Coast Erosion 1948

    M.P.'s questions to Minister of Health

    Westward Ho! Coast Erosion 11.05.1948

    Westward Ho Coast Erosion 11.05.1948

    Coastal Defence. M.P.'s questions to Minister of Health Mr Aneurin Bevan, Delay in starting the work, estimated cost of £95,000, Brig. CHM Peto, M.P. for North-West Devon, Mr FW Hockaday

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  • Anxiety Over Weakness in Pebble Ridge 1954

    "Danger gap filled" assures Surveyor

    Anxiety Over Weakness in Pebble Ridge 22.10.1954

    Anxiety Over Weakness in Pebble Ridge 22.10.1954

    Coastal Defence. Appledore and Barnstaple would be the places threatened if the sea broke through Westward Ho! pebbleridge at the point where erosion was taking place between the fifth groyne and the Bailey Bridge. Mr GWG Hutchings, Mr A Brewer, Mr S Guard, Mr FW Hockaday, Mr TG Parsons, Rev AE Green, Mr J Heywood, Mr HV Cope, Mr CR Mill

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  • Coast Defence: Three Local Interests Confer 1958

    £11,000 plan for groynes mentioned

    Coast Defence: Three Local Interests Confer 10.10.1958

    Coast Defence Three Local Interests Confer 10.10.1958

    Coastal Defence. £11,000 plan for groynes. Northam Urban Council, Northam Burrows Committee, the Lords of the Manor. Mr JE Boyles, met to discuss coast protection at Westward Ho! and Appledore as far as it affects the Burrows. Mr LB Galliford, Mr W Gale, Mr HJ Bishop, Mr C Clarke, Mr MWV Richards

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  • Pebble Ridge Pushed Back Five Feet In a Year 1960

    Ministry expert visiting shortly

    Pebble Ridge Pushed Back Five Feet In a Year 19.02.1960

    Pebble Ridge Pushed Back Five Feet In a Year 19.02.1960

    Coastal Defence. Ministry expert Col Gilbert visiting shortly. Part of the Pebble Ridge at Westward Ho! has moved back five feet in the past twelve months. Mr JC Dobbs, Mr A Gardner, Mr Percy Browne M.P. for Torrington

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  • The Battle of the Gap!

    damage caused by high tide, whipped by gales

    The Battle of the Gap 19.01.1962

    The Battle of the Gap 19.01.1962

    Coastal Defence. The breach in the Pebble Ridge near Sandymere. Damage at Westward Ho!. Gusts of over 100 mph.

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  • Boulder Scheme Moves into Second Phase 1983

    £45,000 coast protection scheme

    Boulder Scheme Moves into Second Phase 28.01.1983

    Boulder Scheme Moves into Second Phase 28.01.1983

    Coastal Defence.  Huge granite boulders were tipped in front of Westward Ho! sea wall this week as part of the second phase of a £45,000 coast protection scheme. Mr Richard Brasington

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  • Sea Breaches Wall at Appledore 1982

    Heavy seas whipped up by fierce winds

    Sea Breaches Wall at Appledore 19.03.1982

    Sea Breaches Wall at Appledore 19.03.1982

    Coastal Defence.  Heavy seas whipped up by fierce winds breached the sea wall at Appledore on Saturday morning. Irsha Street. Mrs Lilian Wood, Sydney Wood

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  • No Breakwater for West Appledore 1975

    it cannot be provided

    No Breakwater for West Appledore 27.06.1975

    No Breakwater for West Appledore 27.06.1975

    Coastal Defence. The suggestion that a breakwater should be built from the lifeboat slip to Big Rock opposite the Royal George. Cllr Joe Need, Mr Clive Barber

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