The 2004 flood damaged
“The sadness on the town has been quite prominent since the flood,” said the Mayor of Boscastle, Dave Jolene. “We have now rebuilt the village and have about fifteen million left over from the fund raising. The committee decided that a water park would be better for the village than the other suggestions like a new Church or a TK Max.”
Most locals are delighted with the new venture and are already planning which slides to go on first. Sales of bikinis and swimming trunks from the local shop have increased five fold since the decision was made.
Even with the excitement that is the buzz of the village there is always the memory of that dreadful day in August 2004 and most villagers are sure they will never forget. "It was exactly like the Asian tsunami, only coming from inland .Luckily, no one died in ours." Said three times Boscastle May Queen, Francine Fremula, 86.
The water park is revolutionary in its design, forgoing the regular structural girders and plinth method and instead using the natural profile of the valley which is described as being “absolutely ideal” for a water slide.
But its not all good news, there are a small number of residents opposed to the Boscastle Water World and Adventure Park due to concerns over the veruca epidemics that have plagued other villages with water parks; the Normandy village of Merci du Mere was totally destroyed by a veruca epidemic in the mid sixties, for example.