BBC show to feature 1607 tsunami that hit Burnham-On-Sea
BBC is to screen a TV documentary tonight (Thursday) exploring what
caused an historic tsunami that hit the Burnham-On-Sea area in 1607,
causing 28 deaths.
BBC4 programme 'Timewatch: The Killer Wave of 1607' will be screened
documentary will examine the huge wave which struck the coast of
the Bristol Channel in 1607, featuring interviews with two scientists
who are increasingly convinced that the wave was actually a tsunami.
records recall that "In 1607, Burnham had its own tsunami,
when a tidal wave flooded thirty villages. The countryside was flooded
to a depth of ten or twelve feet over a distance of around 20 miles
around Burnham. 28 people were drowned at nearby Huntspill, Berrow,
Mark, Lympsham and Brean, while South and East Brent were also badly
more about the 1607
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