Sea Reclamation

Across the globe there are various land reclamation projects which aim to create new building sites by dredging up the seabed. However, in the small English town of Happisburgh that process is being reversed, as the waves tear apart the coast and drag the land away into the North sea. The rate of erosion is so fast that houses are being abandoned as they fall into the sea, and homes that once boasted a long garden up to the sea edge now hang precariously over it. In 1959, work began to build sea defences along the edge of…

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