Film Making Project

Erosion – Is It A Good Or A Bad Thing For Lyme Regis?

This was the question our team of Geography and Photography students from the lower sixth form asked a group of experts recently. The group have since been very busy making a film of their replies.

Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager at the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, used his vast knowledge of the area to link together interviews from:

  • Geoff Davis, the Geotechnical Engineer responsible for the engineering works in stabilising both the shore line and the sea defences.
  • Professor Denys Brunsden, one of the most significant Geomorphologists of the past 30 years. He has written many papers and text books on his subject. He was the founding father who secured the nomination of our coastline as a world heritage site.
  • Local resident Daryl Turner. Mr Turner is a District and County Councillor and had very strong opinions about whether the cost of the defences was ‘value for money’.
  • And Martin Diplock, a local Estate Agent, who talked about the value of house prices and what people are prepared to pay for living in such an unstable area.

The film has been funded by Heritage Lottery Funding and is part of our three year community engagement project which coincides with the new classroom extension in the local museum.



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