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News Archive > General > Charlestown cliffhanger!

Charlestown cliffhanger!

By Simon Fernley 20th February 2020

Charlestown cliffhanger!
The cliff collapse at Charlestown.

IT'S an ongoing drama in a village made famous for TV classics such as Poldark that has got residents in Charlestown sitting on the edge of their seats as they face a cliffhanger every time a storm hits the historic port.

The cliff face near the footpath to Carlyon Bay is crumbling by the day and a sheer drop is now just metres away from a number of properties following back-to-back storms – Ciara and Dennis.

Railings once used by walkers, who stopped to catch their breath and admire the stretching views on the coastal path from Charlestown to Carlyon Bay, now hang in mid air as chunks of cliff have collapsed onto the beach below.

In November a large section of the cliff crumbled, sparking concerns that it could bring down a number of properties.

More chunks have since taken a tumble with fears being raised that the footpath will become impassable if the cliff continues to collapse.

Vicky Evans said: “I walk my dog on the beach every day in the winter months and the cliff is getting worse and worse. I do think that one day we’ll come down here and the whole thing will have gone along with the houses.

"I don’t understand why nothing is being done to save it. The footpath is used by so many people as well so it’s a shame that it is going to ruin.”

By Simon Fernley 20th February 2020

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