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A Subsiding Town.

-recently at Northwich, where the-chief trade- is pumping brine otfif of. the grphhd in order ,to produce common—-sA,-' and were much astonished ijy 1 theappearance presented effect of. pumping causes''the surface of the ground to sjupk, ; and; this subsidence results in serious damage to building property. A project is on foot we believe, to obtain, by legislation, means of compensating ..owners of property injured by'the subsidence, and not before it was needed. It would be difficult by words to'convey an idea of the sad condition Of many parts of the town. All hew buildings are now constructed of timber framing, the lower part of -which' is- formed- of massive pieces of timber or dlls, and the ground subsides, andt the, house becomes two feet ■or three feet lower than the street, , ; of perhaps; six inches or one it*: as originally constructed, sCrew-jiaclcS are. introduced under the plates, and the whole up to its prigihal position. We Stor.oce. house and shop that -had been . tifrjceraised/ though it had been built d^Vtiv^ead., The old county lately as ■ itto., enlist legal assistance; *; > We were the recent floods, ilfHfc 'Toflwr ' wents ,f iSr 1 the 'ground

;luors, h>o, were entirely under water. Northwith evidently needs looking alter. — Builder.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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A Subsiding Town. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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