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Report - River Chelt, Cheltenham - June 2014

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by paulpowers, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. paulpowers

    paulpowers Massive Member
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    I was working in Cheltenham today and decided to avoid the gaze of all the spies I needed to get underground.

    The culvert starts of with a short box section and opens up for a couple of hundred feet before the river is once again culverted, it starts with a strange shaped spraycrete affair but soon becomes a silted up 6 foot high box



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  2. Lenston

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    Great stuff as usual mate, some cracking pics there :thumb
     
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    Excellent set of photos, the belting show above is amazing and the one (guess you) of the person stood their is epic.

    Did you manage the whole why in just wellies? ( that's what it looks like in the one photo)
    I've seen another report were the guys say it was deeper than expected at the one end and they had to return for a second trip, did you find this or was it all a deep ankle length.
     
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    They're not wellies, I wore thiegh waders and at the very end my balls got a wash
     
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    A nad dip, is a small price to pay, for these excellent pics. :thumb
     
  7. paulpowers

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    it was a hot day and they were sticking to my leg so it wasn't a bad thing
     
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    I always seem to bump into betty swollocks on my travels. A quick dip in the drink is the best way to avoid such an encounter....nice pics :thumb
     
  9. Wevsky

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    2nd to last shot is a belter paul
     
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    I reckon 'mycoform' - that mushroom tunnel profile - should be added to the list of recognised drain shapes, there's a few about. Dewsbury's Transporter springs to mind.
     
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    I've just had a walk through the first section, happened to be passing and had wellies in the boot so popped in, I won't post any pics as paulpowerd has done a great job above.

    The sun was setting as I went in so the small tunnel that goes off to the left was really quite eerie as the torch lit it up :-)


    My Dad used to tell me stories of how he used to go in the tunnels under the park when he was a kid, anyone managed to get under there recently? I'm sure he said they got under the fountain.
     
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    You may have a completely different take on the first section than mr powers so consider getting a report up man :thumb
     
  13. paulpowers

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    A thousand reports have been posted about Denbigh hospital and only two (that I know of) of this culvert, stick a report up
     
  14. Thebluegeek

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    Looking at Mr P's photos above I think maybe your classing two tunnelled sections as 'section one'? I could only get as far as the 4th picture with the outlet pipe. The 5th picture unless I'm really mistaken isn't the exit just after that outlet, which makes me think that's the end of another small section.
    That's my main reason for not posting a report at the moment, I was just in a very small part and only have 3 usable photos, my first time at light painting too, looked ok on the LCD panel but a different story on the laptop screen!

    I'm going to get some waders and have a go at the whole culvert I think, I had great time just in the section I was in so I'll go back better equipped and get a report up then :) Thank you for the encourage to report!
     
  15. Wevsky

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    maybe put the three usable pics on the general photo thread mate?we all start somewhere and im sure people would like to see them and if needed offer advice?
     
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