TF3858 : Bumpy road and a blockhouse on the west bank of Hobhole Drain

taken 4 years ago, near to Midville, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bumpy road and a blockhouse on the west bank of Hobhole Drain
Bumpy road and a blockhouse on the west bank of Hobhole Drain
Lincolnshire Wolds in the distance.
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 (there are bumpy roads along both banks), 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 there at the time). 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)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3857 5816 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.1589N 0:4.0998E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3855 5810
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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