Jan 182015
 

Operation Turnip continued in Kent today despite poor weather. The team arrived just after 8 am at the Operational Base and started to clear away mud and brambles. We tweeted progress pictures throughout the day on Twitter which seemed very popular with our followers.

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Once the entrance hatch was lifted it became apparent that water had flooded into the OB again. The good news is that it was only about a foot of water and it had entered through the ventilation pipes and not through the main structure.

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The ventilation pipes were soon discovered above ground and dug out so eventually they can be made watertight.


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Team two then cleared more mud and found the hatch leading down into the Escape shaft.

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The scene inside the OB.

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Our team are not put off by a foot of water and get stuck in.

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Many many buckets later…..Note the two ventilation pipes left and right and the water tank in the middle of the room.

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The job is done…..for now. Next stage will be to make the Ventilation pipes waterproof and then re-decorate.

Our thanks to Jamie Burton, Alec Warren and Ben Lewis who worked very hard today to help project leader Phil Evans. Follow the progress of this project here

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