Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

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Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

#1  Postby DougC » Feb 22, 2016 1:47 am


B.B.C. Article

Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered.
The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.

Underwater imaging techniques showed the Dunwich ruins through the murky water

The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th and 14th centuries and is now largely below the sea.
Researchers said sediment gathered from the cliffs independently corroborated the historical record.
Professor David Sear, of the University of Southampton, said Dunwich was hit by huge storms on an annual basis.
"[They were] like the south coast storms of 2013-14, at least once a year for decades," he said.

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Re: Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

#2  Postby RobM » Feb 22, 2016 6:47 am

Fascinating stuff - I'll watch the programme. I visit the area every year so knew some of the story.

The good thing is the Ship pub is still there and serves great food and beer. :cheers:
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