Slimbridge

In 2018 we where approached as part of the Windfowl and Wetlands Trust’s “Slimbridge 2020” program, in order facilitate repairs to their historic duck decoy. Two of the structures had been previously removed some time between 1879 and 1901, and and then later replaced using modern materials and techniques post WW2. the remaining two structures where in remarkable condition considering their age and environment but had fallen into serious disrepair. The location of the decoys (being suspended over a pond) created several challenges in safely accessing them.

  • the decoy pond had been mostly drained for de-silting and to facillitate our work but mud was still a big issue