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Saturday, 28 August 2004

Flood Devastation In Boscastle
CREDIT: © NAME/CornwallCAM.co.uk
WHERE: Boscastle, Cornwall, England. WHAT: summer flash flood devastation.
MAP: Boscastle. Thumbnail pops-up larger image.

Boscastle Flood Damage © Charles WinpennyWe have often featured the work of CornwallCAM.co.uk from Charles Winpenny. Usually these show the charm of this delightful area, but today we show a sad picture of the devastation that was wreaked on the village of Boscastle. Earlier this month, on 16 August, heavy rain in the hinterland caused a flash flood in the rivers that drain the area. The village took the full force of the waters, causing damage to buildings, and sweeping away vehicles. Now the security restrictions have been lifted, Charles was able to visit the area to record the sad scene. We have been following events in Boscastle over the last couple of weeks, and the CornwallCAM.co.uk photo reportage is the best we have seen. Visit Charles for more pictures and links to the BBC reports.

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
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