Day 7 - Monday 14 May - Work starts on the new drainage system
More gravel has arrived. 7 Loads so far.
Another load of sand has arrived.
Nearly 60 tons of sand.
New drainage pipes, 150mm diameter whereas the old ones were 100mm, entering the chamber..
Filling in the area surrounding the drainage chamber.
Fitting the grill to the top of the drainage chamber.
Levelling the surface continues amidst clouds of dust created by the very dry top soil.
Creating a smooth surface with a tractor drawn harrow
Smoothing the surface by hand immediately around the goal post positions.
Checking for the position of the underground irrigation pipes so as to avoid them when digging the trenches for the new drainage system.
Blue flags mark the position of the underground irrigation pipes.
The trail of blue flags marking the position of the underground irrigation pipes.
After a prolonged spell of mainly dry, sunny weather the soil is very dry. Whilst the new drainage chamber, at the south west corner of the pitch, is constructed the levelling and smoothing of the surface continues amidst clouds of dust.