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Report - Coastal Draining, The Warren, Folkestone. March 2011

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by DarkDog, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. DarkDog

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    Folkestone Warren is the name given to the area of coastal landslide between Folkestone and Abbots Cliff,
    which occupies an area 2.7km long, and between 50m and 350m wide.
    In order to stabilise the undercliff on which the main line railway is built, some 20 drainage headings were constructed from the foreshore during the early part of the 20th century, with four periods of study and ground investigation being carried out since the Second World War in 1948-55, 1969-70, 1983 and 2001.
    Many of these headings have been lost, some have become unaccessible, some aren't worth the effort,
    but one in particular remains that is worth a little (well, quite a lot of) effort.
    The going is easy initially, but very soon the silt builds up into a glutinous, cloying mass of 18 inch, welly sucking hell :eek:

    Starting out.
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    Approaching the reinforced section beneath the railway.
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    Moving on, hard going now.
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    End of the line.
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    Thanks for looking!
     

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