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Moving of Belle Tout Lighthouse

In saving Belle Tout Lighthouse from plunging off the edge of Beachy Head, Abbey Pynford gave a competent demonstration of its system for underpinning structures and sliding them on to new foundations using greased skates and specially built tracks.

By inviting the media to witness the project during its most critical phase, the company showed guts and confidence that is all too rare in an industry that should do much, much, more to shout about positive achievements. Belle Tout earned good publicity for construction out of all proportion to the modest amount of money expended on relocating it a few metres further away from the crumbling chalk cliff edge.

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