The area on Hove seafront, between Medina Terrace in the west and the foot of Fourth Avenue in the east, being completely unprotected from incursions by the sea, frequently suffered severe damage in rough weather. In 1924 it was decided to build the present massive sea wall. Operations were often interrupted by storms and very rough seas, as witness these two photographs following the storm of 28 October 1924. The iron shuttering, 17 feet in the ground, was bent over as if it were a piece of tin. There was more similar damage in another storm on 27 December of the same year. The work took 12 months to complete, much longer than had been anticipated.

Image Reference: JG_12_046.tif
Date: 1924
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 158x115
Place: Hove
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