The coastline of Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, consists of a shingle beach maintained by a series of T-shaped, wooden piled groynes. This is a photographic exploration of a community of groynes that co-exist on the beach, next to the promenade from West Parade to Channel View. The photographs examine the individual characteristics of the post tops. Using photo montage, the ferrule was manipulated to create the number which links the post top to the groyne in which it exists. This series of blogs presents a small selection from work that started in 2002 and continues to this day.
Groyne 51sStarts with round top posts and then changes to square top, so I have numbered both.
The post top above was photographed in 2006, 2012 and 2015.
This post top was photographed in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
I have some photographs of this groyne from 2002, as well as extensive sets from 2006, 2011, 2012 2013, 2014 and 2015 – providing lots of opportunity to show examples of change over time.
This groyne runs down from the promenade on West Parade in front of `St Kitts’; the block of flats the groyne seems to point to in the photograph. There is a marker on the promenade showing the groyne number.
You can see both barnacles and muscles on this end post, as well as the concrete float into which the posts are fixed.
Take care by the sea, viewing many of the post tops will depend upon the tide.