VIDEO: 170ft landslip blocks prom between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers - with cafe at Lulworth destroyed after stoms

Bournemouth Echo: The scene of the landslip. The scene of the landslip.

A SHOCK 170ft landslip blocked off the promenade from Bournemouth to Boscombe late last night.

It took place just before midnight on Thursday – luckily missing any passers-by as the debris and shrubbery engulfed the promenade.

It comes after months of heavy rain and bad weather battering the coastline and making the cliff susceptible to landslips.

This morning council workers were on the scene moving the debris with tractors and keeping walkers away from the landslide.

Chris Saunders, seafront manager for Bournemouth Borough Council, said that council staff were clearing the mess up by 6am.

He said: “We obviously don’t like landslips, but they do happen occasionally because of the very nature of cliffs.

“But if you can have one it’s probably in the perfect place for it really.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Following the landslip the area was cordoned off from the East Cliff lift to the next groyne and the zig zag path was closed all day.

The landslip was 60m to the right of the East Cliff Lift and the immediate area was cordoned off all day.

Mr Saunders said the landslip came as a surprise to the council: “Following the recent spell of heavy rain there was a concern that landslides might happen, so after Christmas we had a geotechnical expert do a survey of the cliffs.

“We wanted to be safe and make sure nothing was coming that we didn’t know about.

“We thought we had that in hand – but this landslip has slightly beaten us to it.”

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said it received a call at 11.54pm on Thursday from a member of the public reporting a large landslide.

Resources from Dorset Police, Dorset Fire and Rescue, South West Ambulance service and HM coastguard were sent to the scene.

“A review of Bournemouth Borough Council CCTV footage indicated the landslide had occurred over an hour previously at 10.55pm”, a spokesperson said.

“An assessment of the scene identified that a 20-metre-wide strip of the cliff face, consisting mainly of topsoil and vegetation, had been dislodged and fallen across the beach road.

“No injuries have been reported and a specialist search team was deployed to confirm no persons were trapped within the fallen debris.

“The local authority is now managing the scene with the beach access road remaining closed for clearance work to be undertaken.”

The promenade and zig zag path are likely to stay closed all weekend and the land train will not be running until further notice.

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture of Bournemouth landslip from Blue Planet Society

And at Lulworth, the recent storms and huge seas damaged the Beach Cafe to such an extent that the building has had to be demolished.

The Lulworth Rangers tweeted on Thursday that "the greensand behind the cafe has subsided causing a modest landslide yesterday, closing the footpath directly behind the building.

"Please heed warnings and stay well clear from the cliffs."

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7:49am Fri 21 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam
The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam Lord Spring

8:01am Fri 21 Feb 14

JemBmth says...

If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway! JemBmth

8:27am Fri 21 Feb 14

Beth888 says...

JemBmth wrote:
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
Grow up!
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway![/p][/quote]Grow up! Beth888

8:37am Fri 21 Feb 14

kate_boscombe says...

So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there!
So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there! kate_boscombe

8:43am Fri 21 Feb 14

dylexic bobert says...

Lord Spring wrote:
The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam
Yes of course.Nothing to do with record amounts of rain or nature taking its natural course.Someone has to be blamed the problem is who exactly?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam[/p][/quote]Yes of course.Nothing to do with record amounts of rain or nature taking its natural course.Someone has to be blamed the problem is who exactly? dylexic bobert

8:46am Fri 21 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

JemBmth wrote:
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
you're jolly rude
cheeky so and so
lost it have we vankah George
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway![/p][/quote]you're jolly rude cheeky so and so lost it have we vankah George nickynoodah

9:13am Fri 21 Feb 14

Wesoblind says...

Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years. Wesoblind

9:38am Fri 21 Feb 14

High Treason says...

"it is not thought that anybody was injured"

But they will not know until they have removed the landslide.
"it is not thought that anybody was injured" But they will not know until they have removed the landslide. High Treason

9:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

tiggs61 says...

we have lovely beaches in the summer and i cant belive some peoples comments saying if its nearer the boscombe side its a dump anyway. we are lucky to have such lovely beaches. and i prasie the guys clearing it all up after the stroms now this land slide its a big risk for them but welldone guys.
we have lovely beaches in the summer and i cant belive some peoples comments saying if its nearer the boscombe side its a dump anyway. we are lucky to have such lovely beaches. and i prasie the guys clearing it all up after the stroms now this land slide its a big risk for them but welldone guys. tiggs61

9:46am Fri 21 Feb 14

tiggs61 says...

Beth888 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
Grow up!
dont tar everything you hear about boscombe its not such a bad place
[quote][p][bold]Beth888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway![/p][/quote]Grow up![/p][/quote]dont tar everything you hear about boscombe its not such a bad place tiggs61

10:06am Fri 21 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know.
Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know. nickynoodah

10:09am Fri 21 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Wesoblind wrote:
Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods)

But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards.

The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.
[quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then. Sir Beachy Head

10:15am Fri 21 Feb 14

GeorgeW64 says...

kate_boscombe wrote:
So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there!
It was, there isn't much left of it lately.
[quote][p][bold]kate_boscombe[/bold] wrote: So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there![/p][/quote]It was, there isn't much left of it lately. GeorgeW64

10:22am Fri 21 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Wesoblind wrote:
Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods)

But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards.

The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.
I did not realise it was a full moon George
how sad
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.[/p][/quote]I did not realise it was a full moon George how sad nickynoodah

10:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

JemBmth says...

Beth888 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
Grow up!
Gros up? I did, that's why I moved from Boscombe. It used to be a really nice part of Bmth. From what I recall the architecture above the shops is fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]Beth888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway![/p][/quote]Grow up![/p][/quote]Gros up? I did, that's why I moved from Boscombe. It used to be a really nice part of Bmth. From what I recall the architecture above the shops is fantastic. JemBmth

10:43am Fri 21 Feb 14

JemBmth says...

tiggs61 wrote:
Beth888 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway!
Grow up!
dont tar everything you hear about boscombe its not such a bad place
It did used to be really nice but sadly...
[quote][p][bold]tiggs61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beth888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: If it's nearerer the Boscombe side, it'll fit in well. It's a dump anyway![/p][/quote]Grow up![/p][/quote]dont tar everything you hear about boscombe its not such a bad place[/p][/quote]It did used to be really nice but sadly... JemBmth

11:05am Fri 21 Feb 14

smhinto says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Wesoblind wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.
Unless of course we are re-incarnated.
.
Then of course we will be able to witness the destruction of our planet of which the human race have been leading edges in destroying.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.[/p][/quote]Unless of course we are re-incarnated. . Then of course we will be able to witness the destruction of our planet of which the human race have been leading edges in destroying. smhinto

11:16am Fri 21 Feb 14

elite50 says...

I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home! elite50

11:23am Fri 21 Feb 14

Beth888 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know.
It wouldn't have felt like two buckets if it had landed on you!!!
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't have felt like two buckets if it had landed on you!!! Beth888

11:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
and your point is?
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]and your point is? suzigirl

11:28am Fri 21 Feb 14

Phixer says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
The Sunshine Coast is a long way to go for a lunchtime swim but there is not much to beat Bournemouth's beaches in this part of England.

Spent several months on Copacabana - what a filthy beach and the water was full of rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]The Sunshine Coast is a long way to go for a lunchtime swim but there is not much to beat Bournemouth's beaches in this part of England. Spent several months on Copacabana - what a filthy beach and the water was full of rubbish. Phixer

11:29am Fri 21 Feb 14

Phixer says...

High Treason wrote:
"it is not thought that anybody was injured"

But they will not know until they have removed the landslide.
We are spending so much money on CCTV and their operators but nobody is watching when you need them.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: "it is not thought that anybody was injured" But they will not know until they have removed the landslide.[/p][/quote]We are spending so much money on CCTV and their operators but nobody is watching when you need them. Phixer

12:19pm Fri 21 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

Could she not have shielded the microphone from the wind?
Could she not have shielded the microphone from the wind? BarrHumbug

1:34pm Fri 21 Feb 14

elite50 says...

suzigirl wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
and your point is?
Well, there is no point but a minus 8 and a plus 5 score seems to indicate a lack of realism in the face of reality.
I am on your side but my wife is a realist.
I will take her to Brighton on our next trip!
She will then beg me to return to the off colour mud.
Up the Cherries!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]and your point is?[/p][/quote]Well, there is no point but a minus 8 and a plus 5 score seems to indicate a lack of realism in the face of reality. I am on your side but my wife is a realist. I will take her to Brighton on our next trip! She will then beg me to return to the off colour mud. Up the Cherries! elite50

1:39pm Fri 21 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
coral sand is totally different from quartz sand.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]coral sand is totally different from quartz sand. beachcomber1

1:43pm Fri 21 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

elite50 wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
and your point is?
Well, there is no point but a minus 8 and a plus 5 score seems to indicate a lack of realism in the face of reality.
I am on your side but my wife is a realist.
I will take her to Brighton on our next trip!
She will then beg me to return to the off colour mud.
Up the Cherries!
maybe you should take her to some Caribbean islands and she can react in similar parochial horrified manner to the black volcanic sand.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]and your point is?[/p][/quote]Well, there is no point but a minus 8 and a plus 5 score seems to indicate a lack of realism in the face of reality. I am on your side but my wife is a realist. I will take her to Brighton on our next trip! She will then beg me to return to the off colour mud. Up the Cherries![/p][/quote]maybe you should take her to some Caribbean islands and she can react in similar parochial horrified manner to the black volcanic sand. beachcomber1

1:50pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Redgolfer says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
Well then STAY down under, its where you belong and if you think that it is mud, go down Bristol Channel and see what mud is like.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Well then STAY down under, its where you belong and if you think that it is mud, go down Bristol Channel and see what mud is like. Redgolfer

2:58pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

Beth888 wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know.
It wouldn't have felt like two buckets if it had landed on you!!!
It would be if it was a. JCB bucket full.
[quote][p][bold]Beth888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Two buckets full of mud is hardly a landslide you know.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't have felt like two buckets if it had landed on you!!![/p][/quote]It would be if it was a. JCB bucket full. Lord Spring

3:18pm Fri 21 Feb 14

typ nowhere says...

VIDEO: Landslip blocks prom between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers - with cafe at Lulworth destroyed after stoms
What are stoms?
VIDEO: Landslip blocks prom between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers - with cafe at Lulworth destroyed after stoms What are stoms? typ nowhere

4:12pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Wesoblind says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Wesoblind wrote:
Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods)

But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards.

The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.
I was half asleep, but not as bad as the wife who asked me if dinosaurs ever used to eat humans??
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.[/p][/quote]I was half asleep, but not as bad as the wife who asked me if dinosaurs ever used to eat humans?? Wesoblind

4:30pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

smhinto wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Wesoblind wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.
I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.
Unless of course we are re-incarnated.
.
Then of course we will be able to witness the destruction of our planet of which the human race have been leading edges in destroying.
Rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Shock horror the planet is re-forming itself the way its has the last 40 million years.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 4.5 Billion years as that is when it came into existence as a planet with it's own orbit (approx according to Hawking and Coxy and all the other top bods) But yes, I quite agree with you. The planet is never still. Gravity will always try to pull everything downwards. The moon is moving away from Earth at the same rate as your fingernails grow. It doesn't sound like much but in a billion years or so we are going to be in big trouble when the gravitation pull between the Moon and Earth becomes too weak. Our planet won't just rotate nicely once a day anymore, no, it will spin in all directions wildly all the time. 4 seasons in one day, as hot as the equator at lunchtime and as cold as the arctic by teatime. Growning crops or will be impossible but thankfully we will all be long dead by then.[/p][/quote]Unless of course we are re-incarnated. . Then of course we will be able to witness the destruction of our planet of which the human race have been leading edges in destroying.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. Hessenford

5:08pm Fri 21 Feb 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

I take it a full survey of the cliffs will be one now before any major event takes place and of course general use!
I take it a full survey of the cliffs will be one now before any major event takes place and of course general use! itsneverblackorwhite

6:18pm Fri 21 Feb 14

TWERLY says...

typ nowhere wrote:
VIDEO: Landslip blocks prom between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers - with cafe at Lulworth destroyed after stoms
What are stoms?
"Stoms" are fings wot eyely paid und intelligent riportes from tha eko right a bout !!
[quote][p][bold]typ nowhere[/bold] wrote: VIDEO: Landslip blocks prom between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers - with cafe at Lulworth destroyed after stoms What are stoms?[/p][/quote]"Stoms" are fings wot eyely paid und intelligent riportes from tha eko right a bout !! TWERLY

6:27pm Fri 21 Feb 14

stevobath says...

kate_boscombe wrote:
So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there!
There's always some moron who'll mention Boscombe in a bad light.
Personally the beach at Boscombe right up to Hengistbury Head is far superior than Bournemouth onwards toward Poole. IMO.
[quote][p][bold]kate_boscombe[/bold] wrote: So glad no one was hurt during a sunny day this could have been awful. Jembmth what a nasty thing to say. Obviously you've never been to Boscombe beach as its absolutely gorgeous there![/p][/quote]There's always some moron who'll mention Boscombe in a bad light. Personally the beach at Boscombe right up to Hengistbury Head is far superior than Bournemouth onwards toward Poole. IMO. stevobath

6:56pm Fri 21 Feb 14

grumpy om says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
bournemouth has never had 7 miles of goldensand about 3 miles belongs to poole or am i nitpicking !!!!,why did it need firefighters, police, ambulance and coastguard people to attend this when it basically down to the council to corden off the area make sure there are no members of the public injured or trapped and make good the area when things have settled down.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]bournemouth has never had 7 miles of goldensand about 3 miles belongs to poole or am i nitpicking !!!!,why did it need firefighters, police, ambulance and coastguard people to attend this when it basically down to the council to corden off the area make sure there are no members of the public injured or trapped and make good the area when things have settled down. grumpy om

7:12pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mudefordman says...

In the main head line it says STOMS. Is this the northern way on how to say STORMS
In the main head line it says STOMS. Is this the northern way on how to say STORMS Mudefordman

7:43pm Fri 21 Feb 14

mossy 1 says...

grumpy om wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
bournemouth has never had 7 miles of goldensand about 3 miles belongs to poole or am i nitpicking !!!!,why did it need firefighters, police, ambulance and coastguard people to attend this when it basically down to the council to corden off the area make sure there are no members of the public injured or trapped and make good the area when things have settled down.
Wrong!Bournemouth has over seven miles of beach while Poole has over three,that`s why the old tourism adverts claimed ELEVEN miles of beach front(from the Haven hotel down to the end of Hengistbury Head).
[quote][p][bold]grumpy om[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]bournemouth has never had 7 miles of goldensand about 3 miles belongs to poole or am i nitpicking !!!!,why did it need firefighters, police, ambulance and coastguard people to attend this when it basically down to the council to corden off the area make sure there are no members of the public injured or trapped and make good the area when things have settled down.[/p][/quote]Wrong!Bournemouth has over seven miles of beach while Poole has over three,that`s why the old tourism adverts claimed ELEVEN miles of beach front(from the Haven hotel down to the end of Hengistbury Head). mossy 1

7:45pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Hobad1 says...

elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there. Hobad1

8:05pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Old Colonial says...

Well done Echo! This will be the 39th comment on this useless bit of news. 'Shock' landslide indeed! At least your website hit rate is looking good to encourage advertisers, and that Regional Newspaper award must be within your grasp.
Well done Echo! This will be the 39th comment on this useless bit of news. 'Shock' landslide indeed! At least your website hit rate is looking good to encourage advertisers, and that Regional Newspaper award must be within your grasp. Old Colonial

9:07pm Fri 21 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

I married the 3rd of my 5 wives in 1985
2days later I discovered she was Australian
so kicked her out and divorced her
she told me she was a Brummie
from benefit street
I married the 3rd of my 5 wives in 1985 2days later I discovered she was Australian so kicked her out and divorced her she told me she was a Brummie from benefit street nickynoodah

9:46pm Fri 21 Feb 14

hooplaa says...

'after stoms' -

In other news:
http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/11
018201.Bournemouth_E
cho_shortlisted_for_
Regional_Daily_Newsp
aper_of_the_Year_awa
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cc - The Sun
'after stoms' - In other news: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 018201.Bournemouth_E cho_shortlisted_for_ Regional_Daily_Newsp aper_of_the_Year_awa rd/?ref=arc cc - The Sun hooplaa

10:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

elite50 says...

Redgolfer wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand.
When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!"
The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right.
We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling.
However, Home is still Home!
Well then STAY down under, its where you belong and if you think that it is mud, go down Bristol Channel and see what mud is like.
What ever happened to "Welcome home"?
It was people like you that made me look elsewhere for wife in the first place.
What a nasty piece of work you are!
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Well then STAY down under, its where you belong and if you think that it is mud, go down Bristol Channel and see what mud is like.[/p][/quote]What ever happened to "Welcome home"? It was people like you that made me look elsewhere for wife in the first place. What a nasty piece of work you are! elite50

11:06pm Fri 21 Feb 14

elite50 says...

Hobad1 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.
Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion!
SHAME on you
Put your negatives to THIS post!
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.[/p][/quote]Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion! SHAME on you Put your negatives to THIS post! elite50

11:24am Sat 22 Feb 14

pedantica says...

Lord Spring wrote:
The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam
tea-hee-hee
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam[/p][/quote]tea-hee-hee pedantica

11:42am Sat 22 Feb 14

Browser123 says...

elite50 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.
Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion!
SHAME on you
Put your negatives to THIS post!
Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all .
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.[/p][/quote]Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion! SHAME on you Put your negatives to THIS post![/p][/quote]Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all . Browser123

11:45am Sat 22 Feb 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I married the 3rd of my 5 wives in 1985
2days later I discovered she was Australian
so kicked her out and divorced her
she told me she was a Brummie
from benefit street
Someone's let Nicky on the PC again without turning on the parental control settings.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I married the 3rd of my 5 wives in 1985 2days later I discovered she was Australian so kicked her out and divorced her she told me she was a Brummie from benefit street[/p][/quote]Someone's let Nicky on the PC again without turning on the parental control settings. stevobath

1:11pm Sat 22 Feb 14

elite50 says...

Browser123 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.
Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion!
SHAME on you
Put your negatives to THIS post!
Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all .
She came, She saw, She quoted.
I was raised on freedom of speech.
You are welcome to your opinion but the next cuddle that I get will not be from you (I hope)!
That is not an invitation by the way. These days you can never be too sure.
Oh, for the good old days when the enemy was the Kraut dropping real bombs on you!
Seems strange but my best friend (apart from my wife) is the German bloke who lives next door.
[quote][p][bold]Browser123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.[/p][/quote]Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion! SHAME on you Put your negatives to THIS post![/p][/quote]Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all .[/p][/quote]She came, She saw, She quoted. I was raised on freedom of speech. You are welcome to your opinion but the next cuddle that I get will not be from you (I hope)! That is not an invitation by the way. These days you can never be too sure. Oh, for the good old days when the enemy was the Kraut dropping real bombs on you! Seems strange but my best friend (apart from my wife) is the German bloke who lives next door. elite50

1:38pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Lew Swimmin says...

Lord Spring wrote:
The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam
That's an interesting point.

Where would all the rainwater that goes into the soakaways from the roofs of the buildings go if the buildings weren't there?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: The water has to go somewhere from all the soakaways that have been constructed. to accommodate the developments . Sand cliffs are not The Assam Dam[/p][/quote]That's an interesting point. Where would all the rainwater that goes into the soakaways from the roofs of the buildings go if the buildings weren't there? Lew Swimmin

2:54am Sun 23 Feb 14

portia6 says...

elite50 wrote:
Browser123 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home!
Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.
Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion!
SHAME on you
Put your negatives to THIS post!
Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all .
She came, She saw, She quoted.
I was raised on freedom of speech.
You are welcome to your opinion but the next cuddle that I get will not be from you (I hope)!
That is not an invitation by the way. These days you can never be too sure.
Oh, for the good old days when the enemy was the Kraut dropping real bombs on you!
Seems strange but my best friend (apart from my wife) is the German bloke who lives next door.
Strewth I've heard it all now I wouldn't hang around this coastal town there
are too many possums about!
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Browser123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: I took my Australian wife to B'm'th last year, telling her about the 7 miles of golden sand. When we got there, she turned to me and said, (and I quote). "This is not sand, it is just off colour mud!" The tide had just gone out and I have to say she was right. We had just returned from a trip from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and the difference was mind boggling. However, Home is still Home![/p][/quote]Couldn't find a wife closer to home eh ? Never mind. Tip....next time you go to the ""Sunshine Coast"", stay there.[/p][/quote]Well after reading the responses to my post I guess that I should stay in a place where the people are not stuck up snobs who attack a person for having an opinion! SHAME on you Put your negatives to THIS post![/p][/quote]Chill out, man. You were not attacked for having an opinion although was your wife`s opinion, but that opinion was to criticise our beloved Bournemouth beach ,and you should expect some flak. Afraid YOUR comments came over as snobby. That`s all .[/p][/quote]She came, She saw, She quoted. I was raised on freedom of speech. You are welcome to your opinion but the next cuddle that I get will not be from you (I hope)! That is not an invitation by the way. These days you can never be too sure. Oh, for the good old days when the enemy was the Kraut dropping real bombs on you! Seems strange but my best friend (apart from my wife) is the German bloke who lives next door.[/p][/quote]Strewth I've heard it all now I wouldn't hang around this coastal town there are too many possums about! portia6

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