Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Brighton, Friday November 13th, 1987
The unit was demolished the next day. There were rumors of Victorian underground plumbing pipes and hidden caves etc. But the engineers who investigated decided it had been caused by erosion. The land underneath is a mixture of sand, silt and chalk which is very vulnerable to eroding and, when saturated, large holes can be created. Most of this part of the city is built on similar ground, but since this is the only time in 200 years that this has happened, it's unlikely to happen again.
Here's a picture I took yesterday of the reconstructed unit - it's indistinguishable from the others in the row. The scaffolding on the right side is because it is being repainted.
Posted by The Bride at 7:39 AM