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News archive: Photos from dig launch

April 1st, 2012
Author: Chris Conder
Tags: communities dig2agig digging Eric Ollerenshaw fibre ftth grit jfdi lancashire spades volunteers
Posted In: Archive News


local people with spades digging for a gig

People of grit. With spades. March 31st 2012.


Thank you to all who came to the launch of the fibre dig yesterday, it was fantastic to see you all, and thank you to John Popham for livestreaming it to the world. Link here if you want to watch a snippet of the mayor Woody digging the first sod, followed by the digger driven by the farmer John Metcalfe starting the first channel to lay the duct.

Update March 31st 2022, Sadly all the links to photos have stopped working, but they are all backed up, this page remains here for historical purposes!

Link here to photos by Martyn

link here to photos by Walter

link here to photos by Chris

link here to video of Barry and Woody’s short speeches filmed with a phone and a wibe connection and streamed live. by Mike

link here to photos from Mike

link here to photos from Alison

It was great to see one of our local MPs, Mr Eric Ollerenshaw there with his spade, and brilliant to see so many kids digging away, they are the reason we are doing this, to bring them the connectivity they will need if we want to keep them living and working in this beautiful part of the world.

The ducting and access chambers have now arrived. Anyone who has agreed their routes with the routewalkers on the core can now arrange to start their dig. Please contact us when you are ready.

Gavin And Belinda Second Nature Smallban

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