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Solent Beach replenishment in progress, 1989. Some 143,000 cubic metres of marine dredged gravel and sand were delivered by dredger, pumped ashore and formed into a beach profile. Rock groynes were constructed in 1987/88 to control the beach, but much of the fill has now drifted towards Hengistbury Head and/or has been lost from the bay. (photo: Bournemouth Borough Council).