The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2008
10th January 2008
The CAT Excavator
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Here the CAT excavator has been loaded onto the back of a low loader down in the Broadmeadows area as it is no longer required.
The true size of the
excavator can be seen in this shot when compared to the two people who are completing the loading procedure.
These pictures show the final stages of the building of the shaft in the Homs Road car park and were kindly supplied by Nuttall.
A specialised machine was used to dig the sandstone out from the bottom of the shaft. The sandstone was very hard hence a very powerful machine was needed.
It was remote controlled (by the operator next to it) and electric powered to prevent the fumes causing a hazard in the confined space.
Click here for the previous Flood Alleviation Scheme Work in 2007
The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook
is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove.
It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook
and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook
2 Flood Work Hit By Weak Teeth
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