Bunhill Quaker Gardens

Charting the redevelopment of the Quaker Gardens between Banner Street and Chequer Street, London, in 02005.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Macadamising the thoroughfare

Macadamising 4
Originally uploaded by davidjennings.
Having missed the macadamising of the ball court, I took plenty of photos of the process today. It's characterised by slow build-up — tipping the black stuff into the dispenser and so on — followed by rapid and labour-intensive laying of the black slug's trail. One guy is shovelling the black stuff to spread it to the hard-to-reach spots, one is raking it to make it more even, one is rolling it, and another is hosing water onto the newly rolled surface. So they have to all wear luminous waistcoats so that the slug-driver doesn't lose track of them and run one over.

The new trees were delivered, but not planted; and the paving was extended to the side of the Meeting House Garden.


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