Thursday, 29 March 2012

By Cliff and Shore

Michael Fewer was the speaker for our February 2012 talk.   His subject was ‘By Cliff and Shore Revisited’.  Twenty years ago Michael published one of the first of his many books – By Cliff and Shore.   It was a most evocative description of a coastal walk  from Youghal Bridge to Cheekpoint.   Michael’s talk was brilliantly illustrated with photographs comparing some 1992 scenes with the same locations twenty years  on.  His talk reminded us of how rich in history and natural history our beautiful coastline is and once again the Society’s talks programme proved to be an incentive to get out and explore our part of the world.   A particularly arresting part of the talk was an insight into the many changes along the coast – some areas and specific sites  that were neglected or un-accessible  in 1992 were no longer neglected in 2012 while others had disappeared though erosion or development.    A warm thank you to Michael for a most interesting and pleasant evening.