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Report - London road deep shelter, Portsmouth, May 2010

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by the126, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. the126

    the126 Reckless & irresponsible
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    Im glad I got the chance to go back here as when i went a couple of years ago i only had an hour inside then had to go, and then it got sealed! Time flew again this time and although ive walked round the whole shelter im sure theres loads of little gems to find.

    The shelter was built in 1941 and had a capacity of 2500 people. This and the neighbouring Wymering shelter(which could take another 2500) had a combined length of 1.8 miles. There were wooden bunks built in three tiers along the lengths of the tunnel sections.

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    lots of original signage
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    all the light switches needed a key to turn on and off
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    wc and drinking water tap
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    Rotted remains of rows of bunks
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    one of the emergency exit shafts, this one had 5 ladders/ 80 rungs to the top (which was capped with concrete)
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    we experimented with tea lights, i had mixed results
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    If anyone is going to visit please be careful as there are bats flying around inside
     

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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    It's seems a mazing this is still open given the hassle we had over the years.

    Yeah keep the torches off the bats if you see them.
     
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