Har­bour­ing re­sent­ment

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As we dis­cov­ered in the first se­ries of Bri­tain At Low Tide, our coast­lines are a trea­sure trove of his­tor­i­cal ev­i­dence wait­ing to be dis­cov­ered – as long as we’re pre­pared to wait for the sea to go out.

In the first episode of this new se­ries, Tori Her­ridge and her col­leagues from Ci­ti­zan (that’s the Coastal and In­ter­tidal Zone Ar­chae­l­og­i­cal Net­work) head to East Sus­sex to in­ves­ti­gate the re­mains of Smeaton’s Har­bour – an ill­fated 18th cen­tury engi­neer­ing pro­ject in­tended to serve the town of Rye, which, Tori points out, is three miles in­land.

It took 63 years to build, cost the equiv­a­lent of £20m, and closed four months af­ter it opened, so tune in to dis­cover how it went so hor­ri­bly wrong.

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