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Water Main laying.
No date but we have a tractor backacter which possible predates JCB. If this is a water main it is either Cast iron, spun Iron or Pitch Fibre. Low land possibly near swarkeston. This may be a sewer because the trench is very deep - watermains are normally laid to 3 feet (0.9 metres) cover.

Photo sent in by Malc Woodward whose father Cecil Woodward works fror SDWB and later STWA.
Copyright: Malc Woodward
Photo reference: Image282-MW