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Caption: The Hooken Cliffs. [Excursion to Lyme Regis, June 2nd 1914].
Description: The subsided mass pressed forward into the sea so as to approach within 100 yards of a submarine crag called the Sherborne Rock which before then was about 400 yards from the coast line. This subsidence was attended by the same phenomenon as at Culverhole and Whitelands namely the elevation of the adjacent submarine rocks for the fishermen related that joints in which they had laid their crab pots beneath the water and over which they had sailed the night before with a depth of 8 or 10 feet they found to their astonishment raised far above the sea level on the next morning with their pots stranded on a reef at a height of 15 ft in the air. As the catastrophe occurred during the night no eye witnessed it but the fishermen who were out (the night being fine) were alarmed by the continual cracking of the cliff.
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Additional information: From the Geologists' Association Carreck Archive. The Reader Geological Photographs. Long excursions 1914. Part 2.
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Special collections/ Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive'/ T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1914. Part 2  

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