South Pond, Midhurst, January 1991
 
In January 1991 a contractor was employed to remove the mud and silt from South Pond in Midhurst.
This, probably centuries old, mud proved deeper than expected and within a short time of beginning operations
an excavator sent out onto the drained pond became bogged down and began to rapidly sink. Efforts to release
it only caused it to sink deeper and at one point it appeared that it was about to turn over and sink completely.
The arrival of a larger machine and a couple of days digging and pulling did finally manage to rescue it.
The pond finally lost a great deal of its sediment, but no more machines ventured onto its mud.
 
 
Machine stuck in South Pond
photo:- ©Phil Dixon - January 1991 - - next image - - enlarge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Machine stuck in South Pond
photo:- ©Phil Dixon - January 1991 - - next image - - enlarge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Machine stuck in South Pond
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Machine stuck in South Pond
photo:- ©Phil Dixon - January 1991 - - next image - - enlarge

 

 

 
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