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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 11 March, 2003, 12:12 GMT
Rescue helicopter to help build walkway
Sea King
The helicopter will be used to transport six wooden beams
A sea rescue helicopter is to be used to help build a new walkway on the roof of Jersey's most famous landmark.

The Jersey Heritage Trust wants to let the public gain access to the high points within Mont Orgueil and are strengthening the roof above the castle's residential apartments.

The apartment's roof previously had a wooden walkway on it so that people could access the building's highest points.

But that walkway became rotten, and its weight was causing structural problems.

Completed by Easter

An RAF Sea King helicopter will be used to transport six wooden beams for the new walkway, which are 16 feet long and weigh about one ton each.

Michael Day, the director of Jersey's Heritage Trust, said he was grateful to the air crew and to RAF Chivenor in North Devon for the use of the helicopter.

He added that the new walkway should be completed by Easter.


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