Gran finally leaves residence before it falls off cliff

Bryony Nierop-Reading's home being demlished. Picture: Su...

Bryony Nierop-Reading’s home being demolished. Picture: Supplied.
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A DEFIANT licentiate who refused to leave her cliff-top bungalow as it was about to be swallowed by a sea finally agrees to let it be demolished, the Daily Mail reports.


As a sea perspective from Bryony Nierop-Reading’s home in Norfolk on a easterly English seashore got ever closer she adamantly refused to leave.

One-by-one her neighbours changed out as a pulsation waves eroded a cliffs next their homes.

But a 68-year-old, affectionately nicknamed Grandmother King Canute since she seemed to consider she could stop a tide, pronounced no.


See thespian pics of a home teetering on a cliff



This month though, after 5 years in her home, Mrs Nierop-Reading had to finally give in as final week’s swell waves left a three-bedroom bungalow suspended a 80ft cliff.

She watched in unhappiness as her strand home where she had hoped to live for several some-more years was demolished.

Mrs Nierop-Reading bought her home with halcyon views of a North Sea for Pound25,000 when it was 20ft from a corner in 2008.

As a sea approached ever closer she was offering Pound53,000 underneath a Government remuneration intrigue to leave, yet she refused.

Bryony Nierop-Reading's home in 2009 before a erosion totally took hold. Picture:...

Bryony Nierop-Reading’s home in 2009 before a erosion totally took hold. Picture: Austral.
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The finish came final week yet after a top swell waves for 60 years tore divided outrageous chunks of a precipice during Happisburgh circuitously North Walsham, Norfolk, soaking divided partial of a property’s foundations.

The lean-to prolongation of her 1930s bungalow containing her bathroom, toilet, cupboard and partial of her bedroom was left unresolved over a corner and during risk of toppling over during any minute.

Mrs Nierop-Reading, a former maths clergyman and owners of a tractor correct business, carried divided a bulk of her security before dispersion workers changed in. She has now changed into a circuitously mobile home also on a cliff-top.

As she surveyed a stays of her bungalow today, she said: ‘I don’t bewail shopping this place as we have had 5 years of perfect pleasure vital here.

“It has been like being on holiday each day of a year, waking adult to a illusory perspective over a sea and examination a object arise over a water.

“Only final summer, we was fibre in my garden with a potion of booze and a illusory view. we usually adore a approach that a sea and a sky constantly change colour. It is a constantly relocating landscape.”

Mrs Nierop-Reading who has 7 grandchildren pronounced she did not bewail losing out on a Pound13,000 offer of remuneration after she refused to pierce out in 2009.

She could have got an additional Pound40,000 by offered a formulation agree that would have enabled her to build a deputy home internal as partial of a remuneration package.

The owners of 10 other homes on a clifftop all supposed a remuneration offer, withdrawal Mrs Nierop-Reading as a usually remaining resident.

See a cinema and review some-more on this story during the Daily Mail.

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