Eynsham HeritageMaps & WalksEynsham Image ArchiveLocal Covid Response

Well 10 Jul 2020 Well digging

The challenge of writing an article on digging a well without including any puns.

Climate change is impacting on the Peace Oak and the recently installed rain collection tanks are less than useful without regular top ups from the gods. The result is either parched allotments and trees or the wholesale importation of water by wheel barrow or van. 

We have therefore decided to explore the possibility of accessing the water table and Jonathan and Zoli have nobly commenced this task. They have gone down three metres and dampness has been detected. We will now be looking to secure the sides before digging further and testing the flow. Thanks should also go to POA member, Ian Spencer, who has some experience in these matters and who has provided us with advice on construction and health and safety.

Updates to follow