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Watch: Stunning aerial images and video capture eight-metre depth of Sheringham sinkhole

PUBLISHED: 16:02 27 June 2019 | UPDATED: 17:01 27 June 2019

Sheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Sheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

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Stunning aerial images and video taken by Sheringham photographer and lifeboat helmsman Chris Taylor show the depth of excavation work being carried out by engineers working to repair the sinkhole which opened up in the centre of the town a month ago.

Sheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLORSheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Walking past the site, Mr Taylor, a registered CAA pilot since 2015, wondered was going on behind the barriers surrounding the hole and headed down to the seafront at 7am to fly his drone.

"I think it's great the way townspeople and local businesses have overcome the sinkhole issues and road closures," Mr Taylor said. "I wanted to promote the fact that they are operating as close to normal as possible at this difficult time."

Sheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLORSheringham sinkhole seen from the air. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Engineers, who have dug to a depth of almost eight metres beneath the hole, have almost reached a suspected damaged sewage pipe.

Once this is repaired, it is hoped that work can be completed and the road re-opened.

"Hopefully this saga will soon be behind us and Sheringham can look forward to another amazing summer season, welcoming people from all over the world to our little gem in the heart of the north Norfolk coast," Mr Taylor said.

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