Monthly Archives: June 2013

A weighty problem- just call “The H team”

The stitching is complete, the cappenslaag has covered the lagoon and now there is just the issue of sinking it.   At first “The H team” looked a bit baffled, or was this a company promo job?   Bonaparte attempted … Continue reading

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A stitch in time saves nine?

After yesterdays antics, the Heyrmans have taken a leaf out of the Wimbledon court staff’s rain cover techniques.   Mini member acting as the puller and the section of suction pipe utilised as the attachment to pull the sewn up … Continue reading

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The big stitch up

And so the long muted “cappenslaag” or geotextile membrane has reached its destination at Rattlechain lagoon. After the phoney dredging operation which removed weed but little else from the smaller lagoon, we now have the world’s biggest bin liner unfolding … Continue reading

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ADVICE FOR THE SUFFERING RESIDENT

Dear Resident, Suffering from dust, odours and pongs from the work at Rattlechain lagoon? You have been invited to contact the site operators or their environmental consultants, who will tell you all sorts of stories about how they are trying … Continue reading

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Piles

It’s been a slow news week at Rattlechain lagoon and a slow work week at that. The problem is that the site is suffering from piles. Piles of pipework on the south embankment. Piles of wood chips and earth Piles … Continue reading

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The defiant ones.

  Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.     Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because … Continue reading

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End of term- “protecting Solvay’s image.”

Today saw the packing up of several familiar “new” landmarks at Rattlechain lagoon. The yellow Klaar container was on the back of a truck by dinnertime. I arrived just in time to see Willemena being hoisted onto the back of … Continue reading

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FOR SALE- By appointment only

A unique opportunity exists in the heart of the Oldbury connurbation. Set in a substantial 14.25 acres, “The Rattlechain Mere” area briefly comprises  stylishly presented outbuildings, a modern kitchen facility area- perfect for a smok and a pancake, two storey office space , spacious … Continue reading

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Goldmember’s waterworken

Thank goodness the Heyrmans survived the sixth hour of the sixth day of the sixth month of the year thirteen. The only sacrifices were the trees as Napoleon and Bonaparte set about inserting them into the newy imported chipper. Wee … Continue reading

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The wickermen of Rattlechain lagoon

Another week and plodding progress around the smaller lagoon, that back in the day used to be refered to as “the clean side” lagoon- what a joke that one was to prove. Monday afternoon revealed Napoleon to be perched on … Continue reading

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