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Flood[edit]

Does anyone know about the geographical reasons behind the flood

Er, it is at the end of a steep river valley and there was heavy rain... -- ALoan (Talk) 19:01, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

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Rainfall statistics[edit]

I have added more information about the extreme rainfall that led to the Aug 2004 floods - the figure that was quoted earlier of "60mm in 2 hours" was the first one quoted by the media at the time but clearly was not representative of the true extent of the downpour. In fact 24mm fell in just 15 minutes at the peak, with 181mm in 5 hours and a 24-hour total at nearby Otterham of more than 200mm. See here: http://www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/interesting/20040816.html I have also removed the bit about the rising tide contributing to the flooding as AFAIK this is not true. 143.252.80.124 12:54, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Spliting article and creating 2004 Boscastle floods[edit]

I think the floods warrent an article in there own right. --Benjaminevans82 23:27, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

I agree - Stephen B

I also agree, but I suggest it is called Boscastle flood (2004). This format is in keeping with other weather events, such as Hurricane Vince (2005). --Portnadler 15:45, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Go on, why not. Be bold. Category:Floods suggests that 2004 Boscastle floods is the most commonly used format. -- ALoan (Talk) 17:05, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
I've been bold and done it. It would be good if someone could update the new page with recent information about the recovery from the flood. --Portnadler 17:34, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Having grown up as a frequent visitor to Cornwall (although not in my memory to Boscastle itself) I had learned that the town's name was pronounced with a silent S, ie 'Bo-castle'. However since the 2004 floods I've heard 'Bos-castle' everywhere. I first assumed this must be London-centric media getting it wrong, but I didn't hear anyone correcting them, and now I'm confused. Can someone please clarify? Thanks Niki2006 (talk) 20:56, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Churches[edit]

It would be worth including pictures of the churches of Forrabury and Minster.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 11:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

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