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Report - Longbridge Tunnels - Jan 16

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by ledgehammer, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    Ended up here with the Amateur Wanderer a couple of weeks ago, went back in the new year to get some pics, not great for vid, after a couple of fails and a demolition, it was a day for reconnaissance for another day mostly.

    This place is a decent explore, nice scale to the tunnels although we missed one of the tunnels on the night despite lead info, it either meant a camera or a bit of a trek, energy was drained by this point...

    nothing new here, but anyways...

    History:

    The ‘Shadow Factory Tunnels’ are the remnants of Lord Austin’s secret plans that were hatched to bolster British military might in the face of German military aggression in the arms race that led up to the start of the Second World War.
    This was where munitions workers produced the Merlin engines that powered the Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes used to regain control of the British skies during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

    The Shadow Scheme involved two parts - building nine new factories and extending existing factories - including the Longbridge plant.
    Australian-born industrialist and Conservative MP, Lord Austin - also the founder of Austin Motors - had already contributed to the war effort in the First World War, turning his factories to munitions and engine production.
    After the war, the factory returned to producing automobiles and the tunnels were abandoned.
    By the late 1960s, the Longbridge plant was the second largest car plant in the world.
    But since the collapse of MG Rover, part of the site was redeveloped for housing and commercial purposes.

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    cheers to Acid Reflux, Matt Donut and the Amateur wanderer :-)
     
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  2. wellingtonian

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    Really nice snaps fella. It's a good explore. You found the best of the two tunnels for sure :thumb
     
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    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    cheers,

    really fancy the stockport ones at some point...

     
  4. highvoltage400k

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    Good photos mate! Wish I knew how to get into them haha
     
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    great lighting in your pictures mate
     
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    cheers :-)
     
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    vid as promised, could have done with more light, light which has been ordered for next time ;-)
     
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