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Ready for the Tower

Then we make the top of the shaft nice and pretty ready to build the tower on! Alan Franks has told us: “This is excavating for shuttering to be installed for the Fan drift. ( Fans were sited at the top of this). Myself and two other men spent a week trying to retrieve the shuttering after concrete had been poured and set, with it being in like a valley as you can see, the mud kept sliding down as quick as we could dig out. We saved a few shutter panels but after the week we were told to leave the rest and they were just backfilled and buried.This would be around Christmas time 1969.”

Image and update information courtesy of Alan Franks.

1 comment to Ready for the Tower

  • AlanFranks

    This is excavating for shuttering to be installed for the Fan drift. ( Fans were sited at the top of this). Myself and two other men spent a week trying to retrieve the shuttering after concrete had been poured and set, with it being in like a valley as you can see, the mud kept sliding down as quick as we could dig out. We saved a few shutter panels but after the week we were told to leave the rest and they were just backfilled and buried.This would be around Christmas time 1969.

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