Up

WATERPERRY SUMMER CAMP #2

The second Waterperry Summer Camp was held in July 2018, which gave us the opportunity to progress the ice house, the main focus being to improve the floor of the tunnel by laying a 'herringbone' path using the surplus soft red bricks we had purchased.

This comprised removing an average of 200mm of soil to give a level and firm base, laying sand on this compressed down with a tamper comprising a sledge hammer, setting out a line to work to (referred to as the 'dragon tooth line'), and letting a team of young gentlemen select and lay the bricks.

CLEARING OUT THE LOOSE SOIL AND LAYING THE SAND

                     

The team worked hard to prepare the ground - the boards are used to ensure the sand layer is level.

 

LAYING THE PATH

As none of us had ever built a herringbone path before, it seemed sensible to practice on open ground where we could see what we were doing.  

Once we had the scheme, the team rapidly got the hang of laying the bricks.

              

 

 

Send mail to sjpegrum@hotmail.com with questions or comments about this web site.                                                                       
Last modified: 20/06/2019