Turning back the tide

Cumbrian hydro-electric construction specialist Beckside Construction rode to the rescue of local village Glenridding in a fleet of JCB machines in December, to prevent catastrophic flooding caused by Storm Desmond. Heavy rains had caused landslides and a massive movement of gravel and stone down the Glenridding Beck, which runs through the centre of the village to the Ullswater Lake. The firm was working nearby on a hydro project for the National Trust at Hartsop. On the afternoon of Sunday December 6, managing director Robert Morris-Eyton and his son Patrick heard…

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