|Damage caused in Lynmouth floods in 1952
There is a coincidence attached to the disaster. As mentioned the flood was in 1952 and exactly 52 years later, again on the identical night of the 15th of August, there was another nasty flood at the nearby town of Boscastle in 2004.
The Boscastle floods were like history repeating itself. The only difference being that, by some miracle, no lives were lost.
On part of the river Lyn at Lynmouth there is a memorial garden for those whose lives were lost.
The following photo shows a bed frame that has grown into a tree and remains at the memorial garden.
Part of the memorial garden today at the Middleham area of Lynmouth.
But all is now far from doom and gloom at Lynmouth. It's a beautiful town and tourists flock to enjoy the scenery during the summer months of July and August. The following photos give a taste of the town today.
|Lynmouth where the River Lyn joins the sea
|Lynmouth looking inwards from the coast
|Thatched pub and traditional houses at Lynmouth
|Bridge over the River Lyn and the hills surrounding Lynmouth
|Small shingle beach at Lynmouth, Devon
|Part of the Cliff Railway track at Lynmouth
|Passenger Car at Lynmouth to Lynton Cliff Railway
|Cliff Railway Lynmouth to Lynton
|Travelling on the Cliff Railway from Lynmouth towards Lynton
|View from Lynton at the top of the Cliff Railway
Other recent North Devon Posts:
The Red Sky And The Invasion Of The Scarecrows
The Strange Orbs And Mysterious Coincidences Of Tawstock
The Photo Of The Ghost Of Broomfield Cottage Tawstock