After a month of various site visits for National Trust staff and ongoing planning related activities, our volunteers and KURG committed to another long day of fantastic support to finish the wooden walls for the deconstructed unlined chalk tunnel while relocating the very last of the former staircase spoil tip to the area and building a chalk block wall above the former deconstructed lining
Attention elsewhere was given to the careful and conservative removal of 50% of the brick block wall in the unlined seaward tunnel providing accessibility for later works and in general with spoil relocation now completed we initiated a mass spring clean of old materials throughout the network of tunnels.
We can’t thank everyone enough for today with your hard work and enthusiasm for the project. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did to see so many people get involved.
The day came to a close with the augmentation of all the volunteers at the end of one of the unlined seaward tunnels watching KURG and our project leader attempting an exciting first look at one of Fan Bay’s sound mirrors from inside the tunnel, a sight that no one would have seen for over 40 years.
Strong confidence from all in the know aids the suggestion that we have found the sound mirror intact but it cannot be confirmed with any real certainty until full excavation takes place according to the various regulations and planning approval which remains an ongoing concern and development.
More photos of the completed works and now tidy tunnels in comparison will be arriving shortly, check back again soon.