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Dawlish Warren:

Contrasts & Changes:

by David Gearing

This book explains how Dawlish Warren was created as a new seaside resort in 1905 when the first station was opened, and how it has changed and developed over time. It describes the building and history of usage of the railway, and some other ambitious but flawed 19th century commercial ventures. There are accounts of the free-wheeling outdoor lifestyle of the occupants of the clusters of wooden chalets and houses that were built on the dunes from the 1890s, until the last one was washed away in the 1960s. The inter-related processes and forces that have shaped the Warren sand spit ever since it was formed after the last Ice Age are explained, together with the types of severe weather events that have damaged it in the past and threaten its continued existence today.

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