December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 29, 2013
This may look like a very serious attempt at making a monster sandcastle - but these busy flat-capped men and their machines are helping to forge sea defences to project Norfolk’s coastline.
The picture showing the seashore engineering activity is owned by North Norfolk District Council coastal engineer Brian Farrow.
He thinks it was taken in the Sea Palling area possibly in the 1950s - but would like to hear from any readers who know more.
“It is a real production line of cement mixers, with a track running along the beach,” he said.
“The dunes make it look like Sea Palling way in the early days of concrete sea defences.
“They tried to use a similar system in Trimingham in the 1970s but the track kept getting covered by sand at high tides - so it was finished using second world war half track vehicles with skips on the back to carry the concrete.”
■ Anyone who can help with information about the mystery mixer men should contact Mr Farrow by emailing Brian.Farrow@north-norfolk.gov.uk or write to him at North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN.