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Map 2: Imberhorne Tip area

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Please note that for clarity, this map is presented at a larger scale than the previous one.
The distance between the two bridges is approximately 600 yards.


Views at the southern end of the tip

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Date: 21st September 2003

The view from the top of the Bluebell owned section of the tip, looking back down the straight towards Ash Lea farm.

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Date: 17th January 2004

A very similar view a few months later, with some vegetation clearance having been undertaken on the cutting sides.

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Photo: Dave Clarke

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Date: 8th August 2004

This view was taken slightly closer to Imberhorne Lane, with the formation being prepared for track-laying, and the track itself just visible in the distance behind the JCBs.

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Date: 14th November 2004

Just a few months later, and the track laying has stopped a few panel lengths short of the tip. Note the width of the cutting at this point, and the start of the curve out of the straight up from Ash Lea farm.

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Date: 25th March 2005

Work underway at Easter 2005 to extend the track right up to the face of the tip, ready for spoil removal trains to commence later in the year.

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Date: 19th June 2005

The view after the first two weeks of spoil trains had removed some of the tip material to the Ardingly spur at Horsted Keynes.

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Date: 3rd July 2004

Spinning the camera round 180 degrees from the previous set of pictures shows the view across the top of the tip towards Imberhorne Lane bridge, which is almost level with the tip at this point.

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Photo: Dave Clarke

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Date: 8th August 2004

What a difference a month makes, after extensive vegetation clearance has revealed the bridge! The gap in the trees on the far side of the bridge shows the path of the formation, and when tracing this gap downwards, a short yellow post can just be made out in front of the bridge. This marks the centre of the bridge, beneath which excavations have been made to assess the state of the brickwork on the underside of the arch - this appears to be in quite good condition.

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Date: 30 April 2006

By the end of April 2006, a significant proportion of the Bluebell owned section of the tip had been relocated to the Ardingly spur at Horsted Keynes, resulting in this picture being taken from a much lower level! The sheer size of Imberhorne Lane bridge itself is now beginning to become apparent.

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Please note that although every effort has been made to make these maps as accurate as possible, I can't accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Comments and suggestions are welcome by email please.

All un-credited photos were taken by Jon Bowers while working with the Sunday P-Way gang, either during authorised visits to the worksite or while delivering materials for the FOK / extension team. Other photos are by Dave Clarke, Lewis Norris and Paul Norris, to whom many thanks. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.


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