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Wall takes another hit

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 13, 2014

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A LARGE chunk of the harbour wall at Lamorna has been smashed away by the ferocious waves.

The latest damage comes after storms last month pulled away part of the historic harbour wall.

The crashing waves last week also caused a considerable amount of damage elsewhere in the cove – the shed doors by the slipway were all ripped off, the terrace of the Lamorna Cove café was severely damaged, areas of surfacing in and below the car park were swept away and storm surges deposited large rocks and stones all the across the car park.

Daniel Stevenson, from the café, said that several cars had lucky escapes.

"People were driving down here to have a look at things between the gaps when the waves were coming in," he said.

"We managed to get one lady to drive off just in time because as she drove away the waves came in and lifted up the back of the car. Two other cars floated around in the car park and another turned around completely."

Mr Stevenson said that the roof to his terrace had been battered by waves and that the terrace area of the café had completely filled up with water to the height of the three-foot surrounding wall.

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  • SoSad  |  March 17 2014, 1:54AM

    When the Stevensons, the current custodions of the cove, aquired it they knew that they had certain obligations in regards to the up keep and repair of the cove which is laid down by the council in regards to grade 2 listed buildings. If they are not willing to up hold their obligations of repair then they should gift the cove to the National Trust who have the money and resources to maintain the cove. Using the cove as a cash cow to line their pockets then go cap in hand to the laocals for help in the upkeep which is the owners obligation is beyond contempt. I cant see the locals taking kindly to this and the current owners deserve all they get. As for Sally's post, moaning about how much it cost to run the cove and the estimated cost of repair, if they had carried out the propper due dilligence checks before they purchased the cove then they would have known about the cost of th up keep, asking the locals to now "chip in" is disgusting, the sooner they leave the cove the better.

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