A record of the restoration and conversion of the railway water tower at Settle Station on the World famous Settle-Carlisle Line.
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Seriously big pots
During the last three days I have had a great deal of help from friend Peter Bennett. We have succeeded in dealing with a host of two-man urgent jobs. Besides lifting and shifting all manner of things we have constructed the deck at the north end of the tank, moved furniture into the building and tidied the station driveway approach to the water tower. Picture shows Peter alongside a magnificent set of planters, safely on the rooftop. They weighed a ton and their size can be gauged by comparison with Peter.
Our crane has really earned it keep recently, raising an enormous quantity of decking timbers - and the planters. Here we see an empty wooden crate about to be lowered. As can be seen, it is a day and night operation to get the tower ready in time for its TV grand finale.