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THE SHIERS DIVING BELL - FEATURE PAGE

The Shiers Bell now stands proudly at the bottom of the darkest 35-metre depths of Stoney Cove, here's its story.

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DON SHIERS

The Great Barrier is a collection of

photographs and observations whilst

working on the Thames Barrier.

THE DIVING BELL

Designed by Shiers Diving – this open bottom bell was used to visually inspect the base of the Cofferdam

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Read about its design, testing and return to Stoney Cove.

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FLOOD DANGER

The River Thames itself is much narrower than it used to be. As our population increases and the city of London expands, more and more of

the natural floodplain is built upon. Human activity is contributory to the increasing risks of flooding.

THE RETURN

It was just a question of finding the right sort of object and the Shiers Diving Bell fits the bill perfectly.