Other accounts report that, after the floods in 1952, the body-less trucks(s) were again used to rescue motor vehicles as escape was impossible due to the damage dome by water to road. fbb could find no photographic evidence for this, but, no doubt, the distraught residents would not be particularly keen to record their distress.
The lift was opened with massive celebrations ...
But the Lynmouth lift IS special; it claims to be unique - the only one of its type in the world.
You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out why.
In the meantime, and for the record, you can get to the twin Lyns by public transport. Take a train to Barnstaple and continue forward by bus.
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