Tuesday, 24 April 2012

bosham - waterproofed

(All 30.9.2006)

This is where I lived before moving Bristol way - Bosham, in West Sussex. I'd left in about 1998 and this was I think my first trip back, with Wulfric.

An interesting feature of Bosham is the way that the villagers are already prepared for Global Warming and have bricked up part of their front doorways. Even now in high tides the water can start washing up the main street and this has to be the most effective way of keeping the sea out.

Rumour is, appropriately, that Bosham is where King Canute pretended to hold back the waves, in a futile attempt to prove the mortality of kings. Bosham is also the only place mentioned by name on the Bayeaux Tapestry.

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