First piece of digging for
Stainton B4RN project commences!
The first few metres of digging for The Stainton B4RN project B4ST has taken place, proving that the project is a reality and B4RN is coming to Stainton!
On Saturday morning, the plastic cable duct that will carry the main trunk cable into the parish was laid across the Lancaster canal near Stainton Cross. This will be a key part of the first route into the parish.
At 9am on Saturday, digging coordinator for the Stainton project Mike Wright met with members of the B4RN team and local firm Lowther & Dawson at the site to set to work digging the canal crossing. A number of the B4ST steering group also turned out to record this momentous occasion and lend a hand where needed. It was a perfect morning for the work, which was carried out superbly and very quickly, with the whole thing finished in a couple of hours.
This work is important, not only because it is the first piece of digging work to be undertaken for the Stainton project, but it also forms a vital part of the entry route of the network to the parish, paving the way for our network to connect with the existing B4RN network at Viver and continue running through to the main cabinet at Crosscrake Church; which will feed routes to all parts of the parish.
Some photos and a video from the day: