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Monday, 11 October 2010

Back On The Chain Gang


Beeston came almost to a standstill on Saturday, as the main crossroads through the town was being relaid with Tarmac. The whole area had been altered and widened now that the dreaded Tesco supermarket had finished being built. Temporary lights had been put in place, which were only a few yards away from the proper traffic lights. So the traffic had a slow crawl through. I quite like watching this machine chipping up the old surface and spitting it out into the waiting tipper. It reminds me of the episode of Thunderbirds where this giant road laying machine runs amuck after the crew get food poisoning. This particular machine even pulled up trees in its path and included painted white lines on the fresh road surface.