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Photos by Mike Page

Alarming speed at which East Anglia's coastline is eroding is laid bare in incredible aerial photos

Mike Page, 79, created a unique aerial archive showing the alarming erosion of land in Norfolk and Suffolk. Images show how shoreline has shrunk between 1999 and the present day as large chunks fall into the sea . Mr Page flies above the coastline in a two seater Cessna 150 and takes photos with a handheld Cannon 1D3

The shocking speed at which one of Britain's most iconic coastlines is vanishing has been revealed in an incredible series of aerial photos taken over two decades.

Mike Page, 79, created a unique aerial archive showing the alarming erosion of land along the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk from the skies.

The images show how the coastline has receded between 1999 and the present day as chunks of land the size of football fields crumble into the water. In some cases the cliffs have eroded by more than half a mile.

Mr Page has spent the last 30 years documenting the region's fast receding coastline - even capturing the moment houses and cliffs have fallen into the sea.

The retired mechanic said: 'It's an ongoing issue and we will see a lot more of this.

'I've been looking at the erosion for some time now so I knew it would look something like this but it is quite unbelievable - it's a lot and it's getting worse. There is going to be more land lost.

'It will just get worse - they are losing areas that they didn't expect to lose. They didn't think it would be that quick. They have lost about 35 houses at Happisburgh and about 20 houses at Hemsby.

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