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Report - Sloppy Seconds, Bury - Jan 16

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by concreteJungle, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
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    I had wondered what the last culvert of the Walshaw Brook held since seeing Slop Pail, found around 60m upstream. I met up with @TunnelMon and went for a look on a cold and ultimately snowy day.

    The infall looks to have suffered at the power of floods, a ladder was wedged in the stonework and a void had formed behind one of the walls. It wouldn't take much to lever the whole lot down.

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    A rusted pulley on the ceiling, another lose on the ground and the remains of a sluice suggest there was once a system for controlling the flow from outside.

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    The tunnel changes to stone arch for a bit before it rounds a corner and gets deep quick.

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    As I inched my way down the tunnel the water came up above waist level before I rounded the corner and emerged into daylight.

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    The water had deepened behind a weir in a small chamber with an outside window. It flowed down a stone cascade to a lower section, presumably at the level of the Irwell. Through the window a concrete slab could be seen which formed the roof, albeit an old knackered one seemingly full of holes from the light that could be seen below.

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    The final stretch remains a mystery for now although I imagine it's just deep and muddy.

    For the fans, the outfall of Slop Pail looks like this:

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    A low arch can made seen behind the Iron beam that prevents easy access.
     

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  2. Ojay

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    Some decent snaps, 10 points to anyone who takes on that last stretch of slop pail, it gets proper deep :p

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    Just trying to think where this place is exactly.Looks pretty manky and unsafe.
     
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    Great innit.
     
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    It's odd to think that down that tunnel is a long passage that people actually spent time building, I've honestly never considered what's down places like these. I can't for the life of me recognize where abouts these drains are, though.
     
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    Working out where they are is all part of the fun
     
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    Not mine haha, they're concretejungle's
     
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