Oh! Well I never

Colin Beniston (left) and Glenn Thompson, from Sita, inspect the hole in the access road at the rear of Baxter Avenue. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4082MB

Colin Beniston (left) and Glenn Thompson, from Sita, inspect the hole in the access road at the rear of Baxter Avenue. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4082MB

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A ROUTINE bin collection took an unexpected turn and uncovered a piece of history.

As the bin wagon did its rounds in an alley behind Baxter Avenue and St Mary’s Road in Wheatley, a 15ft well opened up behind it.

Colin Beniston, 49, who works for Sita, the company responsible for refuse collection in Doncaster, said: “We were pulling out of the alley when we saw the hole behind.

“It’s a big hole. It’s a good job it was the lorry that caused it to collapse as something smaller would have fallen in.”

Peter Corbett, highways supervisor for the council, assessed the scene and called for immediate action to be taken to make the road safe.

He said: “The well is being investigated, filled with limestone stones and then resurfaced.”

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