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Monday, 10 February 2014

Are #ukstorms worse today? - it would seem not - a review of Penzance's Great Ash Wednesday Storm


Although Penzance's iconic promenade has suffered in the recent storms the damage is nothing in comparison to the damage inflicted during the great Ash Wednesday storm of 1962...


when the back streets - here is Cornwall Terrace in front of the Bath Inn - were badly flooded...


along with the now defunct garage at Tolcarne Motors...


and the Mount's Bay Inn, more often referred to by anyone in Newlyn as the Red Light which hung outside the front door...


like recent storm the Lugger Inn (known as the Marine (or cockroach) Hotel in the 1960s) suffered damage
from seas  crashing over the prom...


which was damaged far more heavily than in this last series of storms...


with complete section of the sea wall destroyed including the railings...



 which were washed back into the sea...

like here in front of the Queens...


the damage wasn't just restricted to the Penzance end, here the entire sea wall protecting the Tolcarne car park was destroyed with the pounding seas forcing huge granite stones against the wall of Peake's the Funeral Directors and Shipwrights...


and blasting a hole in the sea wall on Newlyn Green.