It was assumed that the pebbles would replace themselves naturally, but they didn’t and as a result, the level of the beach dropped 20 feet.
Altogether 29 homes were taken over a period of 24 hours, along with the livelihoods and belongings of everyone who lived there.
There has been further visible damage since I was last here.
Up on the cliffs, with no buttress of shingle, houses continue to fall.
Though sunken utterly -
Will show how the brute greed of men
Helps feed the greedy sea'
Hallsands by John Masefield