November 2004

Finally we managed to get the groundworks started. Stuart Mills is our contractor. As of 13 November the guys had been working for about 21/2 weeks and the following photos show the current progress.

View from the bottom of the garden

The half basement double garage excavations from the East

The driveway leading to the garages from the East

The driveway from the lane

The garages again - excavated about 8 feet below ground level

The bottom half of the garden (where's my garden gone?)

The garages and driveway leading out to the lane

The first field is being used to dispose of all the spoil (about 500m3). Stuart promises that we'll never be able to tell when they've finished!

The tracks used by the diggers and dumper to move the spoil on site. This again will just vanish, allegedly!