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Report - Coulsdon Deep Public Air Raid Shelter - August 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Minor, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Minor

    Minor 28DL Full Member
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    Explore:
    After an hour of trying and failing to get into Carshalton Park shelter, @UrbanExplorer84 and I finally admitted defeat and made our way down to Coulsdon, hoping this one wouldn't be a bust too... It wasn't!!

    After entering the bunker and shitting myself up multiple times thinking my echoing footsteps were coming from behind, which UrbanExplorer found hilarious, I pulled it together and managed to take a few pics.

    A section of the bunker has roof support jacks which had clearly moved recently. Needless to say we did not spend long in this section.

    Short History:
    Coulsdon deep shelter was one of four proposed and built by Surrey Council, the others being at Epsom Downs, Epsom, and Kenley, to house the public during WW2 in case of a nuclear attack.

    After the war ended the shelter was occupied by a lens manufacturing company, and later by Volkswagen to house their spares and equipment, some of which still remains today.

    Old Map of the bunker.
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    One of the main corridors.
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    Old VW parts shelves still holding spares.
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    The well documented reverse-engineered fridge/ac unit, which very strangely has a PAT tested sticker dated 2006.
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    Thanks for looking!!
     
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  2. UrbanZ

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    this was defo an interesting explore and @Minor making himself jump was hilarious. :D
     
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  3. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    Just wondering why you couldn't get in Carshalton Park Shelter? As of about Easter time it was simple enough if (and this is the big if) you knew where it is.
     
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    Enjoyed seeing your photos mate :thumb
     
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    We did have a bit of trouble finding it, but think we've located it now Bertie. Thanks buddy, appreciate it :thumb
     
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    This looks great, nice pics, adding this to my list of places to explore, thanks :-)
     
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  7. Minor

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    Thanks for the feedback @Penguin_80. Its definitely a worthwhile visit.
     
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