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Post by grendel on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:24 am

Just got a detailed copy of the British Geological Survey. Would you believe it, my house is built on chalk. The Lewes Nodular Chalk Formation, a tiny band no more than a few hundred yards long in the middle of the gravel and sand that makes up London, and I'm slap bang in the middle of it. Wonder how deep down it is. Perhaps I should start digging the garden up.

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. cats look down on us but pigs treat us as equals.

Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out

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Post by the barnacle on Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:47 pm

first you will have to shovel your flint chippings away Smile

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Post by grendel on Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:37 pm

That's true. Funnily enough a couple of months ago the house at the end of the road was renovated, and they dug a huge 3/4 metre square pit in the front garden, it was a good 8ft deep . No idea what it was for but I had a good (unfruitful) rummage in it for artefacts. It was all dirt, not a sign of chalk, so the chalk layer must be down pretty deep.

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