Coulsdon Deep Shelter - August 2013

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This large public air raid shelter is one of four which were proposed and built by Surrey Council at the beginning of WW2, the others being at Epsom Downs, Ashley Road in Epsom and Kenley. The plan was to build 3 parallel longitudinal tunnels into the chalk hillside with 4 parallel lateral tunnels Read more

GKN Shadow Factory, Smethwick - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and thanks to Dweeb. Dweeb had mentioned this one to us, so we headed back down to Birmingham to check it out. It was a fun explore, lots to see and plenty of sticky oil seeping out of every nook and cranny. We spent a bit of time also looking around the remains above ground Read more

Longbridge Shadow Factory Tunnels - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and a big thank you to Dweeb. The East Works was built upon a 15 acre site bounded by Groveley Lane and Lowhill Lane from 1936 onwards, as part of the Government's Shadow Factory Scheme which Lord Austin was in charge of from its inception that year. It included an under-ground Read more

Bypass, Bradford - March 2013

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Visited with JasperB, LeedsExplorer, Ojay, Squirrel 911 and Viraleye Big thanks to Ojay and Squizz for showing us around, really appreciated. This was for LE's birthday explore, so of course there was a cake and a meal out at Maccies. A really enjoyable explore, something I'd been wanting to do for Read more

Underground Reservoir, Stone - March 2013

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Visited with BAJ and Humpa No info really on this one, it's a seemingly disused underground reservoir, from the water marks on the walls doesn't look like it's been full for a long time. Not much to see but it has a nice ball float valve. It possibly could of had something to do with the nearby Read more

Stoke Mega - March 2013

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Visited with BAJ It'd been quite some time since we'd had the waders out so we were both itching to get out and decided to head down to Mega. BAJ had been before but this was the first time I'd gotten around to doing it. Not the most interesting of drains - all pretty modern, nice little stone bit Read more

Metropolitan Water Board Company Mains Tunnel, Richmond - January 2013

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Visited with bauhausgirl, GAJ and JasperB If you walk further along the side of the Thames from Isleworth, towards St Margarets along the Richmond Road, turn left opposite the Ailsa Tavern into St Margarets Drive, then hence into Ranelagh Drive, pass under Twickenham Bridge and then stop and look Read more

Masticator (Meanwood Beck), Leeds - October 2012

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Visited with BAJ, divajasperB and LeedsExplorer​ Many a laugh was had on this adventure, really enjoyed it, except when I had a welly breach! I have a few videos that I may bung up at some point of some of the funnier moments. Anyway, true to form we were late arriving, after a quick beer stop in Read more

Megatron, Sheffield - September 2012

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Visited with BAJ, Fudge, Jazzywheelz and LeedsExplorer​ The city of Sheffield derives its name from the Sheaf; the river which was culverted beneath the city's streets in the 1860's. Until the 17th century the name Sheaf was written as Scheth or Sheath. Sidney Oldall Addy equates the origins of Read more

Bewl Water Overflow, Sussex - September 2012

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Visited with JasperB​ Bewl Water is a reservoir in the valley of the River Bewl (which is a tributary of the River Teise), straddling the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. It is about 4 km south of Lamberhurst, Kent, England. The reservoir was part of a project to increase supplies of water Read more
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