Nature is unpredictable.
Sunday morning, it was a beautiful day so a beach walk was in order. We started walking from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth town centre and half way through our journey, we came across a corned off section of the promenade. Arriving closer, it was shocking and incredible to see the landslip. I’ve never seen anything like this before, and on close inspection you could see fencing, handrails and steps which were all in use hours before the collapse.
The rock face crumbled in the early hours of Sunday morning. 50-tonnes of rock and rubble collapsed, destroying a toilet block and the famous East Cliff lifts.
What is a landslide?
A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope. They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope and are driven by the force of gravity – Geoscience Australia.
The famous East Cliff lifts were launched in 1908 and the operation hours were increased recently.
At the top of the cliff, even though most of the area is sectioned off, you can still see the pathways just stop, with a 50ft drop below. Yards away from the Jon Egging Memorial, who was a Red Arrows pilot who unfortunately died after the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011.
Click on the link below to see a video of the landslide;
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