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lines of defence

a quick overview of the erosion to date

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'Lines of Defence' on the day of installation on 15 january 2005
05-01-15 15.15 GMT

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'Lines of Defence', complete formation in late January 2005
05-01-26 09.30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' with the winds turning North East and spring tide in late February 2005
05-02-21 07.45 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' on the day after the first flags eroded overnight, six weeks after installation
05-02-24 12.45 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in March 2005 with eleven flags eroded
05-03-04 15.00 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in early March 2005 with some flags returned from the beach by walkers
05-03-09 09.45 GMT
By late March eighteen flags in total had eroded, with a loss of up to 6 m. of land.

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'Lines of Defence' in early March with the purple flag on its way down
05-03-09 15.30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' showing the eroding cliffs during March 2005
05-03-13 09.30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' after spring tides and Eastern winds caused another five flags to erode in early April
05-04-09 09.30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' after South Easterly winds caused another four flags to fall in late May,
leaving eleven flags, and bringing the rate of erosion up to 8 meters in four months.
05-05-23 12.00 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in late June with still eleven flags standing.
05-06-26 08:30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in mid July after two more flags fell when spring tides in the first week of July had followed wet weather and Easterly winds on the last days of June.
05-07-12 13:30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in July with nine flags left.
05-07-20 12:45 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' at dawn on 26 July reveals the cliffs with three flags less, which were lost over the last days three days during wet weather, strong Easterly winds and spring tides.
05-07-26 04:30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' in early August with six flags remaining.
05-08-08 07:30 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' with four flags remaining in late August. Two flags were lost in Easterly winds and spring tides in early August. The weeks following saw a lot of wet weather, and the day after this picture was taken, two more flags fell off the cliffs.
05-08-20 05:45 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' on 9 September, with the last two flags, standing together since late August, reduced to rags.
05-09-09 15:45 GMT

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'Lines of Defence' on 17 September 2005. The final two flags disappeared in the previous 36 hours during strong north Easterly winds and spring tide. The days 14-17 September went unrecorded due to camera failure. The loss of land between 15 January and 17 September 2005 was 14 meters at this stretch of the coast. The loss of land will be recorded until 15 January 2006.
05-09-17 17:30 GMT