SE2120 : grouting up the sewers

taken 32 years ago, near to Ravensthorpe, Kirklees, Great Britain

grouting up the sewers
grouting up the sewers
The trunk sewer through East Mirfield and Ravensthorpe was replaced in 1985. We had to wait for a week of hard frost in February 1986 to get the plant onto the fields to grout up the old one.
Revisiting Ravensthorpe :: SE2220
In 1985/6 I worked as an assistant engineer on an interesting project for the Yorkshire Water Authority (as it was then) to construct a new sewerage system through the Ravensthorpe area of West Yorkshire. It involved a variety of technical approaches, but the overall result was being able to abandon a pumping station at Shepley Bridge, a few miles of undersized sewers and several small storm overflows. There was still one new overflow into the River Calder, but it was intended only to operate no more than a couple of times a year on average.

I had previously uploaded here the few photographs I had taken with me at the end of the project, but in 2017, I revisited the area and tried to find as many as possible of the work locations that I remembered. After 30 years my memory may be playing tricks so I cannot guarantee factual or locational accuracy.
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February 1986   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 16 July, 2006
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Construction, Development 
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Building site   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 214 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.6699N 1:40.6507W
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