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In pictures: Village under threat

Happisburgh coast in May 1998 and, underneath, March 2007. Photo: Mike Page

Huge swathes of the cliffside at Happisburgh have eroded over the last 10 years. The top photograph was taken in 1998 and the bottom in 2007.

Di Wrightson

Di Wrightson's back garden is the only land left between her house and the sea. The property is currently about 43ft (13m) from the cliff edge.

Cliff House guest house

Cliff House guest house has been run by Di Wrightson and her business partner Jill Morris since 1981. Their tea shop shut in 2005.

Eroded cliff

Much of the land around the edge of Happisburgh is unstable.

Beach in Happisburgh

Some of the wooden sea defences remain in place on the northern edge of the village.

Recently formed bay

This bay only appeared in the 1990s after the revetments north of it were removed, allowing sand to drift along the shoreline.


Piles of rocks have been laid along sections of the coastline to try and slow the rate of erosion.

Happisburgh Lighthouse

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working one in East Anglia and is run entirely by voluntary contributions.


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