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Question - East Goscote / Leicestershire / Tunnel System?

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by unclebobuk, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. unclebobuk

    unclebobuk 28DL Member
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    Hi,
    I was just doing some background reading about East Goscote in Leicestershire the other day and stumbled over a wiki and local pages which says there was an extensive tunnel system there during WW2 for ammunition storage and the similar ordnance. I just wonder if anyone knew any more about it... according to the article the 'plans' which showed the tunnel layout have been 'mislaid' deliberately.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Goscote
    http://eastgoscote.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/408593.html

    Any info appreciated.
    thanks
    Bob.
     

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  2. KM_Punk

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    I wouldn't trust wiki. Try going down to the records office at Wigston. Also local library's.
    I have a friend who's local to gossy and Rearsby, I'll ask her if she knows anything. Try looking into ammo storage for Rearsby airfield, that might help.
     
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    Six 28DL Regular User
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    I've had a good look around East Goscote before as have a friend from there. I think the entire reason East Goscote was built was specifically for the munitions stuff although I could be completely wrong as it's a good few years since I poked about there!

    As far as I know, anything that was there is now capped, there's a green with quite obvious mounds where things once were and if you look you can see the concrete tops just under the surface of the soil but I never found any entrances.
     
  4. The Wombat

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    I saw some photos on some local facebook group a few years back. I heard it is sealed up now.
    It would be one hell of a good catch though!
     
  5. mineorluke

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    I have been poking around east goscote for over a year in search of said tunnels. I heard that if you walk along the track towards melton and look right you will see a small entrance. I have done this several times now to no avail haha. The closest I have come to finding an entrance is in the golf course. There is a "special place of scientific interest " part that's fenced off. But it's extremely overgrown this time of year so winter is the time to look i think. If you have any luck please let me know haha.
     
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