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Bonkers Blog December 2014

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14 December (Part 2) - Destruction North

The Lesnes Abbey Visitor Centre is coming down fast as these pictures taken over a period of three days show. Tree removal methods have been just a little unorthodox.

The contractor says the centre will all be down and cleared up by the end of Tuesday.

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The contractor also told me about the theft problem at sites such as this and the machinery has a great deal of hidden security equipment embedded within it. Perhaps that also explains the need for a security fence ranging from six to nine feet in height. The photographs were obtained by holding the camera aloft and hoping for the best. With Crossrail similarly obsessed with fencing a Quadcopter is looking to be seriously attractive.

The contractor has been under strict instructions to keep his heavy machinery off the grass and because of that used smaller kit than was ideal. As he explained this with perhaps just a hint of frustration in his voice a lorry bearing Bexley’s logo drove straight across the grass leaving a muddy rut.


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