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Huge seas go easy on Penzance

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

  • Monday 6th Jan 2014 huge waves pound the cliffs at Lamorna. Part of the small harbour quay is missing.

  • Monday 6th Jan 2014 huge waves pound the cliffs at Lamorna.

  • Huge waves slam into Lamorna Cove, where part of the quay was demolished by the power of the sea.

  • Monday 6th Jan 2014 huge waves pound the cliffs at Lamorna. Carn Dhu is the rugged point at left.

  • One man and his dog are caught out by a giant wave after pausing to watch the show during walkies on Penzance's battered promenade.

  • A boy escapes a soaking, but has the photographer left it too late?

  • Small crowds of people watch the heavy seas pounding the promenade at Penzance on New Years Day late afternoon. Not the kind of day for a walk.

  • Bystanders watch the heavy seas pounding the promenade at Penzance late in the afternoon of New Year's Day.

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PENZANCE seems to have escaped relatively lightly in the storms of the past few days.

Extra police officers were asked to be on duty at the times of the greatest risk – the times around high tides – but in the event, the expected surges turned out not to be as bad as had been feared.

The promenade – often an indicator of how bad a storm has been – remained open for all but one high tide, early last Friday morning.

The closure was brief, and it was open again by the time most people were making their way to work.

Inspector Jean Phillips, of Penzance police, said: "The tide levels ended up not being quite as high as had been predicted; thankfully the winds were not at their most ferocious at the times of high tides.

"We did have some minor flooding cases but no serious incidents; the worst problems were in St Ives, where a number of businesses on Wharf Road were affected."

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  • Ladyholly  |  March 30 2014, 7:37PM

    Sainsbury's Disabled Customers Beware. Last week I parked in a disabled bay in the new Penzance Sainsbury store to visit the store. On returning to my car after a brief shop, I discovered a parking attendent had fined me for not displaying my disabled badge. The fine is £60 or £30 if paid within 14 days. Later, I returned to the car park to find a sign. Yes the sign clearly says 'Blue Badge holders only within marked bays' but then if you walk up to the sign and look closely in much smaller print it says 'Valid badge must be displayed'. This line had to be pointed out to me as I didn't notice the writing the first time I read the sign. I'm sure you do not have to display the badge in nearby Morrisons. I am disgusted with Sainsbury's having such sneaky tatics against disabled people. So, if you are disabled, either don't forget to display your blue badge, or just don't shop in Sainsbury's.

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