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14 April 2021

A lucky escape for a small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

A small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, had a lucky escape when it was rescued three days after being caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

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9 May 2010

Landslides in art: Part 6 – this time a song!

Regular readers will have seen the occasional posts in which I feature the occurrence of landslides in art (previous examples here, here, here and here).  You may also remember that I featured a project by artist Kane Cunningham to turn a landslide / erosion threatened house at Knipe Point in Scarborough into a work of living art. Well, singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson has written a song about the project / house, …

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9 March 2010

Free workshop on coastal erosion, 19th March 2010

We are running a free workshop on erosion on 19th March 2010 in North Yorkshire, UK. Details in the flyer below, together with contact details (click on the image for a better view in a new window). Please do register to come along!

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25 February 2010

Coastal erosion as art

The Guardian has a slightly bizarre article today. It is entitled “The art of watching your house fall into the sea”. It tells the story of artist Kane Cunningham, who has bought a bungalow on the cliff edge at Knipe Point near to Scarborough. This site has been featured here before as recent landsliding has threatened to destroy a number of houses. He says in the article: “I’m going to …

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17 June 2009

Cayton Bay / Knipe Point landslide – report on options

A year or so ago I posted on an ongoing landslide at Cayton Bay in North Yorkshire, just an hour or so down the road from my base Durham. This landslide, which is no commonly called the Knipe Point landslide, was threatening 50 or so houses (see image below) – in the end three were demolished, although the rest are still under threat from the slide. Since my post the …

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23 April 2008

Cayton Bay Landslide

It is not often that I get to write about a landslide that is (practically) in my own backyard, but this is one of those rare occasions. In fact for the last fortnight or so this landslide has been generating quite a lot of local news – see for example a report in the Daily Telegraph. The landslide in question is in Cayton Bay in North Yorkshire. Here, a set …

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