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The 19th century stable yard

The 19th century stable yard
NTPL Zoƫ Colbeck

Thursday, 24 May 2012

A big hole and some fishing

The site of the new turbine is changing daily. The area of ground contained by the piles has now been excavated, with more exciting archaeological finds - including what we think is a 9,000 year old cow skull (more on that soon!).

The site for the turbine is excavated (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

Once the excavations were complete, a concrete foundation was laid.

The concrete foundation (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

Work then began to move the fish and eels from the side channel, so that the water level could be lowered - they were safely taken out and carefully released back into the river a little way downstream.

An eel about to be released (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

The fish and eel are released back into the River Wandle (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

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