TF3860 : Hobhole Drain near Thorpe Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Toynton Fen Side, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Hobhole Drain near Thorpe Bridge
Hobhole Drain near Thorpe Bridge
The water level is building - though obscured by reeds - after a sluggish start at the head of the drain.
Hobhole Drain seems not to be born of any particular water source or drain. See: TF3961 : The top of Hobhole Drain.
There is a story behind the 30mph sign on the road running down the east bank.
Roads alongside drains are prone to subsidence - see: TF3961 : Switchback road alongside Hobhole Drain.
Hobhole is a big, deep drain. In about 2008 I was driving northwards along the east bank, at less than 30mph, but nevertheless hit such a bad patch that I was thrown onto the verge, and found myself looking down into the murky depths of the drain below. I filed a complaint with the local highways authority (there wasn't so much as a bumpy road sign at the ends of the road). In spite of this, shortly afterwards a family in a car went off the road and drowned. Now there are bumpy road signs on both banks, and a 30mph sign has appeared on the east bank, where some of the bumps have also been ironed out.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3896 6032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.3171N 0:4.5051E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3896 6041
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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