Lynmouth and Boscastle Anniversaries

Today is the 65th anniversary of the Lynmouth Flood disaster, and later today, 13 years ago, the rain started falling over Boscastle.

This has become one of the key case studies for flooding, and one used in many textbooks. It is a good case study for me because nobody died, and although there was terrible destruction, and some minor injuries, it can be remembered for the greatest peace time rescue by RAF helicopters, and the rebuilding of the village in such a way that a repeat is unlikely.

It's one that I taught last year, with some resources from Teachit Geography.

Image: Lynmouth, Alan Parkinson