Daily Archives: January 2, 2015

Photo Challenge: New

On a recent trip to Cornwall we returned to a village that had been devastated by floods 10 years ago on the 14th of August 2004. 20,000,000 cubic metres of water ripped through the steep-sided valley and the village of Boscastle that day. Miraculously no one was killed but structural damage was extensive. Sadly the twee but sturdily built sixteenth century stone cottage housing the Harbour Lights shop was completely washed away.

The shop, rebuilt in April 2006 and now a tea room, is comparatively “new:”

The Harbour Light, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

This slate plaque, seen above on the left of the new building, gives thanks to those responsible for the rebuilding:

The Harbour Light, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

As you can see from the https://www.flickr.com/commons photo of the original building here . . . . .

even the ancient wonky roof-line was copied in the new building!