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Clean Sweep 1992 – laying the pipe out to sea
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In the 1990’s South West Water carried out a multi- million pound program to upgrade the sewage systems and improve the bathing water quality of many west country towns; in 1992, it was Bude’s turn. The works constituted one of the most extensive civil engineering works in the town in recent years, affecting several areas in major works and employing the manpower of several...

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Clean Sweep 1992 – digging through the breakwater
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Here is a view of the trench being dug through the breakwater, at its landward end, to accommodate the pipeline on its way out to sea. This was followed by reinstatement of the stones of the breakwater, each of which was marked and replaced exactly as it originally lay. It is now very difficult to see where the work took place, the only clue...

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