Naughty horse owners. Old pump plumbed into Manor lake. Over half of eastern North embankment flattened. Part 1. 2nd October 2022
I decided not to pay a site visit early on Saturday morning as Inert appear to be working overtime to complete landscaping. Instead figured Sunday would be better. Weather forecasts on Friday suggested it would be the better day.
Ha! The weather had other ideas. It poured with rain and didn't stop until gone 9:00am. I legged it down to Manor farm restoration, where light conditions were appalling, despite it being so late in the morning.
Inert have been up to rather a lot. Some of what I saw on Sunday had been done some time ago, it was simply my laziness in visiting the area around the pump station that prevented me from writing up the changes. Other more recent changes I had incorrectly reported, simply as I hadn't had proper access to the site i.e. Inert were working on Saturday morning.
Well, enough boring excuses. On with the show.
Having suggested that Inert might take a further two weeks to demolish the eastern North embankment, they only go and surprise me with their efforts. They have made spectacular progress in demolishing the eastern North embankment. Less than half of it remains. I suspect that one reason for the accelerated demolishing is that the soil is now being used to cap the area around the embankment and possibly the banking around the Main reed beds. Removing the need to ship the soil to Chandlers farm would seriously speed the process.
I wonder if the animals that use the area are somewhat confused with all the changes. They have been very dramatic over the past couple of months. Owners of land and houses to the north of the site now no longer have a view of a huge embankment.
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