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(Guardian)   Our house, next to the sinkhole in our street   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Scary, London Fire Brigade, River Thames, Bexleyheath council, nearby homes, London fire brigade, London, Mike Stevens, entire breadth of a residential street  
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2022-06-22 11:07:35 PM  
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2022-06-22 11:08:43 PM  
Neighbours reportedly said a motorcyclist tried to jump the hole before falling in and running away.


Nice try idiot.
 
2022-06-22 11:13:12 PM  
"A whole street"

Sorry, can't parse that, mi bucko, could you translate that into American? Just tell me how many washing machines that is, OK? Thanks!
 
2022-06-22 11:13:41 PM  
just for context...
Madness - Our House (Official 4K Video)
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2022-06-22 11:15:10 PM  
🎶
Father wears his spelunking hat
Mother's tired, she lost the cat
The kids are falling in the hole🎵
 
2022-06-22 11:22:10 PM  
Neighbours reportedly said a motorcyclist tried to jump the hole before falling in and running away. Pictures of the scene appeared to show a motorbike inside the sinkhole. Bexleyheath council confirmed that a motorbike was found but did not comment further on the claims.

Quality reporting.
 
2022-06-22 11:23:36 PM  
That's a good 12-14 washing machines, right there.
 
2022-06-22 11:26:29 PM  
Could be worse

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2022-06-22 11:27:14 PM  
Our houseIs a very very very fine houseWith a sinkhole in the yardThe motorcycle crashed so hard
 
2022-06-22 11:27:57 PM  
Authorities warn people to avoid the sinkhole, but if someone needs to go by the area, they are required to do the Safety Dance in advance.
 
2022-06-22 11:29:18 PM  

I just lurk here: 🎶
Father wears his spelunking hat
Mother's tired, she lost the cat
The kids are falling in the hole🎵


Our hole it draws a crowd
There's always something falling in
And it's usually quite loud
 
2022-06-22 11:42:58 PM  

grokca: Neighbours reportedly said a motorcyclist tried to jump the hole before falling in and running away.


Nice try idiot.


Something tells me that you've got to stay away from it.
 
2022-06-22 11:53:28 PM  
The hole - which measures approximately seven metres by seven metres and is four metres deep -

Metres? I thought double decker buses was the preferred measurement.
 
2022-06-22 11:58:44 PM  
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2022-06-23 12:06:03 AM  
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2022-06-23 12:10:32 AM  
Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?
 
2022-06-23 12:16:20 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?


They filled it with the same stuff you put in balloons. You ever see someone fail to drive over a balloon?
 
2022-06-23 12:20:57 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?


London was mostly built on swamp. Apart from a little high ground it was created by enclosure.
Literally enclosed marsh with a wall or bank, sluice gates that allowed ditches and steams to flow out at low tide, and eventually filled up with whatever.
So, every so often part of the city just falls into the swamp again.
Well, maybe not but it's almost all fill and sometimes still has voids where lower floors or whatever wasn't demolished, loose fill, and all kinds of problems.
I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
 
2022-06-23 12:22:32 AM  
It's not that big. One one-millionth of a Rhode Island, tops.
 
2022-06-23 12:29:30 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: ImpendingCynic: Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?

London was mostly built on swamp.

Then it fell over.......
 
2022-06-23 5:28:04 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: It's not that big. One one-millionth of a Rhode Island, tops.


Rhode Island? This is Britain. We measure things by areas roughly the size of Wales.
 
2022-06-23 10:23:21 AM  
Looks like a stinkhole.  Is that sewage from a broken main?
 
2022-06-23 11:46:34 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: ImpendingCynic: Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?

London was mostly built on swamp.


Was it? I thought it was loam.
 
2022-06-23 12:01:10 PM  

iron de havilland: The Irresponsible Captain: ImpendingCynic: Well, that was dumb. Why would you build a road over a hole and not fill it in first?

London was mostly built on swamp.

Was it? I thought it was loam.


I guess really the mud flats on the river? Tidal flats? Estuary? It was swampy at any rate.
 
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