A mini remote controlled helicopter equipped with a high resolution camera may be used to examine the gutters of the boiler house and to perform inspections that are difficult to achieve by eye.. This will save a great deal of time in preparing risk assessments needed to comply with health and safety requirements.
Not only the prospect of some fantastic, never before possible, photos and videos, but all the fabric of the building can be examined and viewed on the Trust’s computers.
Flight tests are underway to ensure that we can use this mini-marvel safely and effectively.
A “green screen” has been obtained by our photographic experts which will enable, for a small fee, photos to be taken and superimposed onto any views of the premises. This will eliminate the problems of getting the perfect background for your unique photo.
Why not try it out on the next open day?
Progress is being made to prepare a display of toilet pans ,water waste preventers (cisterns) and commodes which have been in storage. This is the work of Ray Arnold who being an ex plumber just can’t leave toilets alone.
This should be up and running by the AGM.
If you’re visiting us by car for the first time you may find the following tips useful.
Don’t use our postcode in your GPS. It will send you to the Thames Water Entrance on the other side of the site. The best address to use is Belvedere Rd, London, SE2.
Belvedere Rd SE2 terminates at the Thames Water security gate which is about 560m south of Crossness. You pass through security and then follow the signs to Crossness.
Here’s a video of the journey from from the start of Harrow Manor Way in Abbey Wood.
Abbey Wood to Crossness by car