Hidden features unearthed by storms

Wooden 'sleepers' spotted at Jacob's Ladder. Photo by Eve Mathews.

Wooden 'sleepers' spotted at Jacob's Ladder. Photo by Eve Mathews. - Credit: Archant

HIDDEN features unearthed by winter storms have led a Sidmouth photographer to ask residents to help her delve into the seafront’s past.

Eve Mathews, a regular contributor to the Herald, was enjoying a walk at low tide when she noticed an unusual sight at Jacob’s Ladder.

“The sand has been stripped away revealing features that I have not seen before,” she said.

“There was a section of heavy timber ‘sleepers’ still attached to each other, and several lengths of metal ‘rails’.

“Nearby were two sets of double lines of posts, running seawards.


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“Was there ever some form of jetty in this area? Perhaps Herald readers can help.”

If you can shed light on the history of the western seafront, email sidmouth.letters@archant.co.uk.

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