Twyford Meads: Phase 2 – Restoration project now underway – Latest Photos

The restoration of the water meadows on the Twyford Meads continues despite the bad weather. Trowel Craft have made an excellent job of rebuilding the derelict culvert using handmade bricks and lime mortar. They are currently building new ‘bunny hatches’ which will eventually be used to control the flow of water through the water meadows.

Aquascience have completed the remodelling of the main stream involving the installation of new oak retaining boards plus landscaping of the surrounding banks. It just remains for grass seed to be sown.

Rebuilt culvert – constructed using handmade bricks and lime mortar
Rebuilt culvert – constructed using handmade bricks and lime mortar
New oak retaining boards in place, backfilling nicely landscaped and awaiting reseeding
New oak retaining boards in place, backfilling nicely landscaped and awaiting reseeding
Lime to make the mortar from France – very appropriate as the project is funded by EU cash!