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Started by bossab2 on Jun 30, 2016 10:21:40 PM
Need something else to worry about ? - Try Sinkholes
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bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 22:22:51 (#1 of 108)

Waaaa !!!

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14466674.U
PDATE__48_residents_evacuated_after_sinkhole_opens_
up_in_Plumstead/


5 metres deep...

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 22:24:09 (#2 of 108)

Mum the garden's vanished !!

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/11002125.Giant_s
inkhole_opens_up_in_Barnehurst_back_garden/

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 22:35:40 (#3 of 108)

The headline you always wanted to write:

Investigations continue into beach sinkhole at Orcombe Point that erupts snails and water

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/investigations-continue-beach-sinkhole-orcombe/story-27592458-detail/story.html

PS - How many weeks is it till the silly season ?

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 22:40:03 (#4 of 108)

There are a lot of sinkholes this side of London. And landslides....

Brunothecat - 30 Jun 2016 22:40:59 (#5 of 108)

"Condemnation as Corbyn fails to deny causing sink holes"

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 22:42:03 (#6 of 108)

Worrying that the Barnehurst homeowner wasn't covered by their insurance, though....

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 22:42:56 (#7 of 108)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/giant-sinkhole-opens-neighbours-thought-8302995

Another witness said: "It's massive - about 30ft wide and really deep.

A spokeswoman for Carmarthenshire County Council said they were looking into it.

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 22:51:25 (#8 of 108)

Lots of sudden heavy rain...

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 22:52:36 (#9 of 108)

http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/14/sinkhole-opens-up-outside-home-in-cornwall-and-its-massive-5750999/

They do them properly in Cornwall...

JerkinMcGherkin - 30 Jun 2016 22:53:30 (#10 of 108)

Perhaps all the Tories and Ukippers could fall into one.

SatelliteOne - 30 Jun 2016 22:55:52 (#11 of 108)

More South East London sinkholes:

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14591251.Second_
sink_hole_in_two_weeks_emerges_in_Bexley/

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 22:59:56 (#12 of 108)

There's another one here:http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14581507.UPDATE_
_Sewer_in_Sidcup_collapses_closing_Main_Road_for_10
_days/


Including a comment from "Derrick" at WJ King, the weasel-faced swine.

solomongursky - 30 Jun 2016 23:00:04 (#13 of 108)

Happened in Stratford when Crossrail was dug:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/2984955.
stm

darkhorse - 30 Jun 2016 23:01:53 (#14 of 108)

I walked past the Charlton sink hole just a couple of weeks ago. I'm on the phone, so maybe somebody else could google up a link.

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 23:05:36 (#15 of 108)

That one?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=charlton+sinkhol
e&oq=charlton+sinkhole&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8


The Telegraph is concerned it may be the end of days:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/12/car-falls-down-sinkhole-in-greenwich/

And to be fair the A2 sinkhole (many moons back) was quite epic:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthpicture
galleries/7818648/In-pictures-sinkholes-craters-and-collapsed-roads-around-the-world.html?image=19


Took them 2 years to fix it...

darkhorse - 30 Jun 2016 23:09:14 (#16 of 108)

Ta. The Charlton one looks nowhere near repair from our viewing.

There was also one on Blackheath Hill for ages some years back.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthpicture
galleries/7818648/In-pictures-sinkholes-craters-and-collapsed-roads-around-the-world.html?image=19

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2016 23:09:51 (#17 of 108)

The 300 foot deep one by someone's back door in Cornwall is very impressive !

I'm wondering whether this summers tendency to torrential downpours is likely to exacerbate the problem.

SatelliteOne - 30 Jun 2016 23:14:53 (#18 of 108)

There was also one on Blackheath Hill for ages some years back.

There's a big cave system under Blackheath, I lived there for a few years and never even knew.

https://alanlwilliams.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/bla
ckheath-caves-not-open-to-the-public/

cozzer - 30 Jun 2016 23:20:49 (#19 of 108)

The hole opened up when experts were drilling down the patio

Gove was right - never trust an expert.

invicta - 30 Jun 2016 23:22:54 (#20 of 108)

There are loads of chalk mines and deneholes all over SE London and North Kent. This is somewhere behind my house, which is not at all reassuring:http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/d/darenth_wood_dene_hole/index.shtml

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