Saturday, 18 December 2010
The new Industrial Chaplain told me at the clergy Christmas meal that some local food processing plants take the danger of contact with nuts so seriously that workers are not only told not to include anything with nuts in the packed lunches they bring in to work but also not to have eaten anything with nuts in it for breakfast before coming to work lest there be a trace of nuts on their hands.
The point at which St Nicolas' tower and side aisle appear to be coming apart is right in the middle of the picture. Nothing seems to have moved in the last week, so it is possible that (a little like an earthquake) pressure which had built up was released by the opening up of the recent crack. The engineer says he will monitor it for a short while and wonders whether a down pipe discharging at the base of the wall over the years has softened the ground.