I was asked to take some photos yesterday to help promote the regeneration of Boscastle Harbour. It has been ten years since the terrible flash floods of 2004, but very quickly the community worked hard to recreate a thriving village for locals and visitors. I am a member of the Boscastle & Crackington Gig club, a rowing club that was born in the aftermath of the devastation. They named their first boat ‘Torrent’.
After the flooding that has caused so much hardship across the South West this winter, it might give a some solace that communities can bounce back and regenerate. The community spirit engendered by destruction in this case created a will to rebuild and forge better social adhesion. It has resulted in a great place to live or visit, or like me, be a neighbour.