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Report - Esholt Outfall Sewer, Bradford - October 2011.

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Ojay

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    Esholt Outfall Sewer, Bradford

    The Frizinghall treatment works built in 1862 rapdily became overloaded

    As a result in 1906 the council purchased the Esholt Estate for over £239,000 and constructed a much bigger and more modern treatment works to cope with the capacity

    A 4,807 yard long, 10ft wide tunnel was opened in 1923 to divert the sewage from Frizinghall to Esholt, before the works at Frizinghall finally closed in 1926

    Along the way can be found 3 shafts/breathers between Wrose & Thackley

    Myself and Squirrell had previously attempted to access this system once before with no luck

    One lid wouldn't budge the only one we did manage to find had the most ridiculous flow I have ever seen and was a definate no go :eek:


    The nearest we got that night was Squirrell sending down a wind-up shark instead


    A few months had passed and we decided to hit up the City again in search of more stuff...

    Once under the streets, there was a set of ladders and 2 long staircases down a good 3 storeys to the deep level sewer below

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    At the bottom we had a short walk before we reached the fresh

    Double WIN here as we were now below one of the main shafts that ventilate the outfall sewer


    The brickwork in the main chamber was without fault, despite being over 80 yrs old!

    Here - The sewer flows from left to right as it passes us by

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    Contemplating the journey downstream :rolleyes:

    (In all seriousness NO!)


    Frog Rescue - Squirrell 911


    Outta here


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