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15th December 2007
Behind the Boat House
Behind the Boat House (Click for a larger image)
Further clearance has been carried out in this area.
Homs Road and Rope Walk area
New equipment is being installed in this area as preparations are made for the works to continue in the new year.
The Homs Road area (Click for a larger image)
The work on the culvert continues both near to where the sluice was and in the middle of the car park area.
The Fiveways area (Click for a larger image)
The Fiveways works (Click for a larger image)
13th December 2007
The Falling Shaft area
Here the bottom of the pit where the Bifurcation tunnel will be, is a hive of activity as preparations to build the tunnel progress.
The shuttering around the sides of the pit can be clearly seen along with the support framework to prevent the shuttering ans sides of the pit collapsing in.
The Falling Shaft area [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
12th December 2007
The Falling Shaft
These two shots were taken from the bifurcation tunnel which is the area where the Chatterly Brook culvert will split and will feed either into the falling
shaft (and into the new deep culvert) or into the exisiting culvert depending on the volume of water. The left shot shows what will be the link to the
exisiting culvert that runs from Fiveways to behind the swimming pool and the right hand shot shows the original Chatterly Brook culvert after the
excavations at that time.
The Chatterley Brook1 is normally nothing but a small trickle of water unless the Rudhall Brook is overwhelmed and floods. At this point the water flows
into the Chatterley Brook1 and down to the Fiveways area. As a result, under normal conditions the water will follow the Rudhall Brook. In a potential flood
situation when the Rudhall will overflow into the dunded area on the east of the A40 and this will, in tern, feed into the Chatterly Brook and flow either
down the exisiting culvert or new culvert to the Rope Walk area depending on the sheer quantity of water.
The link culvert in the Falling Shaft area [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
The old culvert in the Falling Shaft area [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
The shots below are of the positioning of the first parts of the bifurcation tunnel. The left shot shows the section of the culvert section being lifted into
place by a crane and the right hand shot shows the section once it has been positioned in the hole.
The first section being lifted [Courtesy of Nuttall's] (Click for a larger image)
The first section in position [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.