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19 1974-06-08 Teignmouth

19 1974-06-08 Teignmouth

This really nice panoramic view shows how the cliff face along here has been cut well back , such work having been undertaken especially in and about 1922 following a series of rockfalls onto the line at and around this location , the workmen engaged on the work at that time being suspended on ropes attached secured at the top . Sprey Point is clear in the background , its little Cafe has long since vanished as has the stone hut used by the gangers working on the cliffs in times past to house their tools and equipment . Sprey Point came into being in 1839 when dear old Mr. Brunel made use of a massive rockfall which came about during construction work on the line , and he built a wall round the dislodged material thereby tidying it all up rather than try to remove it all. The sea wall is unusually deserted , as is the beach below , but the sun seems to be missing , even though it's June !