The village that collapsed into the sea- Hallsands

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The village that collapsed into the sea- Hallsands

One stormy night in January 1917, the Devon fishing village of Hallsands collapsed into the sea. The entire viallage was destroyed together with the livihoods of its people.

The collapse of the village was due to nature and coastal erosion, it was the foolishness of man that obligated this small Devon village.

They wanted to expand the naval dockyard at Keyham, 30 miles away. The board of trad gave the company(Sir John Jackson Limited) permission to dredge shingle from along the coast between Hallsands and Beesands.

The villagers were consulted, but protested to their local MP. They were worried about the fishing industries, damage to the coastline including…


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