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1st December '07
From the Boat House to the River
The works down by the river (Click for a larger image)
The bank and channel clearance has now been started all the way down to the river.
Behind the Boat House
The works down by the Boat House (Click for a larger image)
The area and channel behind the Boat House has been cleared further and some excavation of the banks has been carried out where necessary.
The channel and bridge from the Boat House (Click for a larger image)
The channel behind Boat House looking towards the Rope Walk (Click for a larger image)
The channel behind Boat House looking towards the river (Click for a larger image)
Homs Road and Rope Walk area
There arevery few visible changes here. On the FAS notice board, at Fiveways, it is reported that the vertical shaft here is nearing completion and that the tunnel boring
machine will arrive early in the new year.
The works at Fiveways (Click for a larger image)
The shaft at Fiveways (Click for a larger image)
The Fiveways works were a hive of activity this morning. It appeared that there was a problem with a pump and the shaft was filling with water. This was a problem as there was a
mini-digger in the hole and work could not continue until it was drained.
The photos here show that the steel mentioned in the last update has been used as shuttering to prevent the shaft from collapsing in. Also it is possible to see that the red frame is also part of the shuttering as it is providing the internal support. Persumably this shaft is needed to allow access to the culvert further across the carpark site.
A second view of the shaft (Click for a larger image)
A third view of the shaft (Click for a larger image)
This area is now fenced off a fairly long distance from the works so access is not possible and the distance means that photos are also not possible.
29th November '07
The Railway Embankment
Here we see the railway embankment being excavated, from several angles, by the Caterpillar (CAT) excavator. Quite a large section has been removed. Once the works are complete then it is a requirement that the excavated area of the embankment, which is council property, be rebuilt but it will be at the same level as the upper car park
(previously it was several feet higher).
The railway embankment excavations [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
The railway embankment from another angle [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
26th November '07
The Railway Embankment
Here we see the Caterpillar excavator loading a lorry. The bucket on the excavator looks huge which is a perspective effect. In actual fact,
due to the size of the excavator, it only took three or four bucket loads to get close to filling the lorry.
The CAT excavator loading a lorry [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
1 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.