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Report - Supermarket Sweep, Corby - May 2016

Yorrick

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1

I met up with @Pom again for some Sunday fun. I had a few culverts to check in Leicester so…. we looked at a locked gate on an outfall, then hopped a fence and found the infall also locked. My other two leads were rat-sized holes so we gave up on Leicester for the day and went to Corby so Pom could show me this.

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Making our way past the do-as-you-likey camp that’s right next to the outfall and hopping the fence we ended up here….in just wellies.



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As I was taking this one both our wellies breached, less than 5m in! The level soon dropped and we emptied the water out. After that we just cracked on.
A nice mix of box, blue brick, red brick and RCP, it also has a quite a few interesting features. Mostly it’s around 5’ until you get near to the infall, with a final double bore of about 3’6” each. As I’m a hobbit I can just about walk in that size, albeit bent over, but for Pom it was a very cramped shuffle. I bet he’s sore today!



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The worst part of draining? 14 million spiders in the face every metre.



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We chose the middle way. The left one needs another look, but not today



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The ghost of Pom’s deceased vertebrae….or possibly just water on my lens.



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The infall in the distance. I was so disappointed at the in-fall being locked that I mad the noob error of neglecting to take a decent photo of it….I hope Pom got one.



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The outfall on the way out, just before the second breaching.

I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for a cracking day mate!
 

UrbanCaving

Sewer Rat
Regular User
#3
Nice one mate. Some cracking shots there. Was a brilliant day out and glad we got all the way through. That last little bit was a killer but worth the effort to get there. My legs were certainly a bit sore :)

Thanks for a cracking day mate :)
 

Punk

Irregular Member
Regular User
#4
I've really got to do a revisit to this.
You got some nice snaps there :thumb
Cheers for sharing :thumb
 

Yorrick

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#7
Thanks for the comments peeps.

Looks like near the infall, there is a big box section, with a high tide mark. Some kind of tank?
No, just a chamber / junction from a five foot RCP to two three foot RCPs.

The line near the top is from the shuttering used when they laid the concrete. If you look carefully, they're at different levels on either side of the chamber.
 
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