Testing the defences with model bay
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Colwyn Bay defences tested with model seafront

Scientists have built a scale-model replica of Colwyn Bay seafront, hundreds of miles from the sea.

The 1-in-50 scale miniature was created to test planned improvements to the beach and sea defences.

Specialists HR Wallingford built it at the company's research centre in Oxfordshire.

Tom Rigden, of the firm, said: "Computer models are improving all the time, but there's still no substitute for a physical model."

  • 03 Mar 2017