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Picture by tricksydicksy

Picture by tricksydicksy

This is all that is left of the Moonfleet church featured in J. Meade Falkner novel, lying close to the lagoon, it suffered badly as the sea came crashing over the Chesil Bank on 24 November 1824. The nave of the old church was completely demolished. All that remains today is a tiny church, with a few gravestones in the churchyard.

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Picture by Suzie

Picture by Suzie

This is not the Moonfleet church featured in J. Meade Falkner novel as that was destroyed on On 24 November 1824 when strong winds and a storm surge caused waves to breach Chesil Beach.  Building began a quarter of a mile further inland in 1826 and was completed in 1829. The new church was dedicated to the Holy Trinity in a ceremony conducted by the Bishop of Bristol later in 1829

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Bouncing Bomb

Bouncing Bomb by Jon Large

Bouncing Bomb by Jon Large

Barnes Wallis tested the first experimental bouncing bomb on the Fleet in March 1943. This display is housed at Abbotsbury Swannery at the western end of the Fleet

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