Mystery giant hole in lawn swallows a skip. What is a skip?

By | December 3, 2009

Shocked: Kate Scott and Paul Harding were stunned to find that a skip had sunk into a mystery hole beneath the garden of their new homeLucky escape: The land collapsed where Mr Harding usually parked his vanA couple were shocked to discover a mystery 20-foot hole in their back garden, swallowing a skip that had been in its place.

Kate Scott and partner Paul Harding, who moved into the house in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, just two weeks ago, had ordered the skip as they were preparing to build a new conservatory.

But they were left stunned on Sunday morning when they woke to find the six-yard skip had fallen into a giant hole measuring 15ft by 15ft.

They later discovered that the skip had sunk into a cesspit beneath their lawn, which they had not known was there.

Ms Scott, 37, said: ‘It was a massive shock, we just couldn’t believe it. The hole is about 20-foot-deep and takes up a third of our front garden.

‘It’s really gutting as we only moved in two weeks ago.’

The couple, who have a nine-month-old baby Scott, ordered the skip to be delivered to their house on Friday evening.

They had arranged for builders to start digging out foundations for the conservatory on Sunday.

via Couple wake to find mystery giant hole in their lawn has swallowed a skip | Mail Online.

Skip:  (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) a large open container for transporting building materials, etc. – freedict

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