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Hemsby homeowners await demolition of their homes following further erosion

PUBLISHED: 08:55 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 01 May 2018

The home of Lance Martin perched on the edge of The Marrams.
Picture: Liz Coates

The home of Lance Martin perched on the edge of The Marrams. Picture: Liz Coates

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These photographs show one of the six homes at Hemsby that are to be demolished after high winds and strong winds ate away at the cliffs at The Marrams.

The home of Lance Martin perched on the edge of The Marrams.
Picture: Liz CoatesThe home of Lance Martin perched on the edge of The Marrams. Picture: Liz Coates

Last night it was announced by Great Yarmouth Borough Council that the homes will be ripped down with contractors Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Ltd setting up today ahead of the demolition work.

This morning there were more settled conditions along the coastline but the sea could be seen swirling under the home of Lance Martin, who faces the heartbreak of losing his home.

Mr Martin, 60 and an army veteran, had bought his home in November,

Following the severe erosion in March, that led to five homes on The Marrams being demolished, Mr Martin planned to jack up his property and slide it some 25m forward towards the road.


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