Report - Slop Pail, Bury - Revisited March 2011.

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Nov 24, 2008

Slop Pail - Revisited

4th visit to this place now with Oldskool and we finally got around to properly checking out the other Infall and working out this drain properly

It's essentially 2 culverts rolled into one...

The Elton Brook Infalls from the West and is culverted underneath Bury, This section we covered on previous visits

The Walshaw Brook Infalls from the North and joins up with the Elton Brook as it's culverted underground

Elton Brook Section - An interesting mixture of RCP, Stone & Brick, it does become stoopy in parts, but on the whole is easy to traverse until it joins up with the coit somewhere near the Outfall, this is as far as I have ever bothered to go, you will understand why from the final pic

Heading downstream from the Elton Brook Infall


The stonework soon gives way to a section of RCP


Before reaching this large concrete construction shaft, which is now capped with a housing estate above


Heading downstream the RCP changes back to stone briefly


It is here where the pail of water hangs from some old rope down the bottom of a manhole chamber


The culvert now changes to much older victorian brick, which has collapsed in parts



Back again to stone, briefly


Then brickwork


Before reaching a rather stoopy Coit


The water is real deep under here, so fook that back we go!

Walshaw Brook Section - Somewhat shorter and rather stoopy. Largely stone with a renewed section of RCP and a number of manhole chambers eventually leading upstream to the Infall

Not much too see here really versus the amount of stooping required, still good to finally get some pics and check it out properly

Heading upstream from the Elton Brook Infall


This stone tunnel is similar to the previous section, but initially longer and much more stoopier

Shrinking to under 4ft it takes a sharp turn right, I really struggled here as it was also quite deep. Wellie fail ensued, I twatted my head, sprained my bad ankle and nearly dunked my camera...

...Why oh why do I do this shit!


Just past this ridiculous stretch of culvert the stonework changes to some rather stoopy RCP FFS


There were a number of large inspection chambers along the way, which allowed us both to stretch our spines out



At the end of a never ending array of pipework it eventually changed back to a brick tunnel which led to the Walshall Brook Infall


Enough stooping for one day, I'm fooked :D


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