Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Underneath Don Foster

The BBC reports:
Miners from Wales are helping to save hundreds of homes from collapse in one of England's most picturesque cities.

They cross the Severn Bridge each day to stabilise stone mines underneath Bath, amid fears for houses above its historic Combe Down mines.

Miles of mining tunnels run beneath the city, some of them only about 2m (6ft) below the surface.

1 comment:

Tim Worstall said...

The only problem with this story is that Combe Down isn't in Bath. Couple of miles outside. The mines most certainly do not run underneath Bath: pre development it was mostly water meadows which for obvious reasons isn't where you locate mines.