bridge over troubled water…

Dear diablog,

I had mentioned a while back that Pete still lives – and here’s the proof that he is still the irascible ol’ Pete as there always was!

In his idyllic garden he has some captives

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amongst the acres of boring landfill

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which he decided needed reorganisation. Thus aided by two young workers shipped in for the day

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whom he willingly offered to pay using items rescued from earlier civilisations .

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He set them to work with raw materials scrounged from other properties (as usual no expense spared)

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to build him a bridge which would save him 40 seconds of walking to reach the other side

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from old railway sleepers soaked in tar. It is worth mentioning here that we were all astonished that these, despite being incredibly heavy, floated with absolute ease. Those Tudors certainly knew something about tar soaked oak for ship building!

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and the slave master ended up with an excellent means of crossing the river without having to walk round to the ‘official’ bridge (where he charges a £5 toll for visitors to cross)

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which will outlast us all.

Payment – bah! One day’s fishing rights at a time to be arranged. Generous to a fault.

Yours, diablog, checking on Isambard’s designs


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