Re: Re: Graving docks at Grand Canal Dock.
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Stoney was apparently also the man behind that huge iron diving bell contraption which sits on the south campshire at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. This was a dredging work station which was lowered to the river bed and pressurized to allow labourers to manually dig the river bed and prepare an even surface to receive giant precast blocks of quay wall.
I will look at this thing with new respect the next time I go past.
Wow, thanks a mil for that little pearl of information, I have been wondering what on earth that thing was for ages, impressive stuff, must have been quite a horrible job… 🙂