Saturday, September 26, 2015

Jackfield is in a stable condition

From the Shropshire Star:
Riverbank piling works as part of the Jackfield Stabilisation Project have now been completed. That work involved 2,000 steel piles being driven into the banks of the River Severn to stabilise the land and halt the land slip – and was the bulk of the work designed to prevent landslides and try to reduce erosion and the movement of land in the Ironbridge Gorge.
I have blogged about subsidence at Jackfield before. Do follow that link and view the newsreel footage of the area from the 1950s.

The photo above shows Jackfield's remarkable Victorian church, St Mary the Virgin.

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