Despite the inclement May weather, a good turnout of our wonderful volunteers meant that a huge amount of progress was made this week. Not only was the difficult inclined section of the East Basin’s retaining wall concreted successfully and the penultimate vertical top section poured too, but new drainage was installed to ensure all the surface water from the car park does not find its way into the basin any more. In addition, another 5 concrete slabs were prepared. This involved levelling the ground (mud!) and then putting in the polythene membrane and support rings for the reinforcing mesh. Very hard work in the conditions!

Steve Heise can just be made out under the Transhipment Warehouse using our JCB to good effect. We got the drain through the berm and built it back up again.
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This is the angled section of the wall that was very tricky to pour the concrete into. But it was completed despite the weather.
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The team weigh up how to get the shuttering level and in the right place for another base slab.
Steve carefully moves two halves of a huge piece of concrete that was broken up by Al and Dave P earlier. We need to break it up into smaller pieces to get it out of the way now.

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