A s the school children walked past the Village Hall on Thursday afternoon (29th March) this is what they saw.
The children were heard to say “There Drilling for Oil” Well we were certainly drilling but unfortunately we did not find any oil. The drill went down 14 metres to examine the ground conditions upon which we hope the New Village Hall will stand. It confirmed that the first 2 metres is just rubbish that has been dumped or washed onto this area at one time reclaimed from the River. 3 metres down is nothing but water and below that the ground gets better with glacial boulder clay about 2 million years old and probably washed down by a glacier from the North. It confirms that we shall have to build the new hall on about 16 piles going down 10 metres.