Trench P from a cherry picker – August 2010

Trench P Aerial 2010

Trench P from above – August 2010. (Sigurd Towrie)

These days when we need a picture of the site from above, Professor Scott Pike sends up his drone.

Back in 2010, “aerial” photographs relied on photographic towers or, in this case, a cherry picker – neither particularly pleasant if, like me, you suffer from terrible vertigo.

“Go on,” said site director Nick. “You’ll be fine. The view’s incredible.”

I was fine (when my feet touched the ground again). And the view was indeed incredible. But it’s not easy taking pictures with one arm wrapped tightly around the frame of the viewing platform and trying to look nonchalant at the same time!

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