Promenade 1953

The North Sea can be very unpredictable. In February 1953 the promenade was badly damaged by a huge storm. 

Later that year we went to have a look at a ship that had run aground on Redcar beach after a terrific storm. It grounded on the Scar, then drifted onto the beach. It was surprising how far up the beach it was. We could walk right up to the ship and touch the hull. It was there for quite a while until it was cut up for scrap.

Matt Monro – ‘Ebb tide’  1955
As the tide rushes in
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more

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