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Featured Picture for February 2015

 

Excavations in Church Road underway on 09 February 2015. Photograph by B Crowley

Photograph by B Crowley

Excavations underway in Church Road on 9th February 2015 to undertake major repairs to the sewage system in Radley. At this time a the workmen have sunk a shaft about 8 metres below road level and are undertaking the difficult and unpleasant task of tunnelling horizontally along the line of the sewer into the surrounding areas on either side of Church Road. Many tons of clay and debris were removed from the course of the collapsed sewer in the process.

Eventually the excavations were to extend into the private garden to the west and into the allotments to the east, destroying trees and hedges in the process. The story continues…

 

First cut. The start of the major excavations in Church Road, photographed 26 Jan 2015 by B Crowley

Photograph by B Crowley

First cut, 26 Jan 2015. Big things have small beginnings. This is the start of the major excavations to investigate and repair the non-functioning sewer beneath this part of Radley that were to cause such such disruption in the area in the months to come.

 

Excavations in Church Road, 09 February 2015. Photograph by B Crowley.

Photograph by B Crowley

Road Closed. A view of the road works on 9th February.

Excavations in Church Road, 09 February 2015. Photograph by B Crowley.

Photograph by B Crowley.

Another view of the works on 9th February.

 

Digging up the allotments, 28 May 2015. Photograph by B Crowley

Photograph by B Crowley

In May, Church Road was partially reopened and work moved to the neighbouring allotments. This picture shows the workings in the allotments on 28 May 2015.

 

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