Shocking photos show how fast the East Anglian coastline is eroding

Mail Online | 3/25/2019 | Rory Tingle For Mailonline
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The shocking speed at which one of Britain's most iconic coastlines is vanishing has been revealed in an incredible series of aerial photos taken over two decades.

Mike Page, 79, created a unique aerial archive showing the alarming erosion of land along the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk from the skies.

Images - Coastline - Day - Chunks - Land

The images show how the coastline has receded between 1999 and the present day as chunks of land the size of football fields crumble into the water. In some cases the cliffs have eroded by more than half a mile.

Mr Page has spent the last 30 years documenting the region's fast receding coastline - even capturing the moment houses and cliffs have fallen into the sea.

Mechanic - 'It - Issue - Lot

The retired mechanic said: 'It's an ongoing issue and we will see a lot more of this.

'I've been looking at the erosion for some time now so I knew it would look something like this but it is quite unbelievable - it's a lot and it's getting worse. There is going to be more land lost.

Areas - Houses - Happisburgh - Houses - Hemsby

'It will just get worse - they are losing areas that they didn't expect to lose. They didn't think it would be that quick. They have lost about 35 houses at Happisburgh and about 20 houses at Hemsby.

'I grew up in the Beccles area and they have lost about half a mile of coast - that has been since I was about 11 or 12 years old. I frequented that area often when I was young and everything has gone now.'

Mr - Page - Flies - Coastline - Seater

Mr Page flies above the coastline in a two seater Cessna 150 and takes the photos with a handheld Cannon 1D3 and 1D4, observing the erosion from a unique viewpoint.

'People use drones now to get a view of the coast but they still can't get the height that we...
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