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Report - Noah's Ark Road ARP, Dover - October 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Minor, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Minor

    Minor 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with: @UrbanZ, @Dora Grew Up and two non-members.

    History:
    Noah's Ark ARP was constructed prior to WW2 as a heading for a water main. However, with the prospect of war on the way the tunnels were extended, blast walls added, and the 8" water main concreted over to create a shelter capable holding up to 850 people at a depth varying from 30 to 100ft. The shelter is approx 6' wide and had electricity, fresh water from the mains below the floor and sewer points. Access to the shelter was achieved via manhole covers at frequent intervals. A further tunnel was suggested in 1939 linking this one to Edred Rd which would have housed a further 1275 people for £8560 (£391,187 in today's money), but this was never constructed.
    During the 1950's approximately 150ft of its length was lost when the embankment was cut away to make room for a new gas holder.

    This link details civilian injuries obtained in Dover during the war, some of are from Noah's ARK ARP: http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Casualties/Civilians/civinjuries.htm


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    After meeting with a fellow 28dl members employee(s) we headed straight for the site. Entry was easy enough and only took a few minutes before we were all in. I would normally say a bit about the site here, but to be honest there's not much I can say about a monotonous long passageway. There was a few images on the wall further in, but after about half way down i'd got slightly bored and started to loose interest, which is very strange for me, so unfortunately i didn't take any pictures of these, but anyway, onto the pics.

    Stairs leading to main entrance.
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    Looking down main tunnel.
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    There are small offshoots every so often.
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    Blast protection.
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    Toilet block with old containers and misc.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Oort

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    I seriously need to get down south and do one of the shelters! Great snaps mate!
     
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    Thanks buddy :thumb. You definitely do, Dover is an amazing place. I should be going back down there in a couple weeks. If you're able to get down give me a shout and maybe meet u for an explore, or just a few drinks.
     
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    Well North and West of Dover unfortunately but thanks for the offer, I'll give you a shout if I end up that way at some point.
     
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    No worries mate. Always happy to meet up with fellow explorers no matter where it is, well, within reason. Nice, hopefully speak/see you soon buddy :thumb.
     
  6. UrbanLime

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    the gas holder next door is equally as interesting as the tunnel.
     
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    There's loads of cool old drawings in here, which is what makes it worth doing.
     
  8. Wevsky

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    Nicely done mate,sadly i scrolled to the bottom of the page and can see all the other reports from here ,one of which was mine from 6 years ago when i first got a camera..no chance of that getting deleted which is a shame its shit!
     
  9. Minor

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    I totally agree. I lost interest so early in I didn't see them, yet the pictures Urbanz captured of the drawings made it worthwhile visit.

    Lol thanks mate, although I don't fully agree. I think your report was sound, not to mention way before I'd, if not most people, had got to the party. Plus it was first time with fisheye lense, if I remember correctly..
     
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    I know it's all a learning curve with photography but looking back at the 2010 report does make me shudder,if im right the first pic in the report wasn't even form here totally shite at posting reports..but with time and a lot of luck i seem to be able to take a slightly better pic

    popped back here recently for another look as it goes

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    Is this now a photography site ?, it seems people worry way to much about photo quality, as long as they can be seen that's all that matters
    Remember that this site is suppose to be about exploring in the first instance !!!!!
     
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    No its an exploration site but a lot of members take the photography side serious..no one wants to see washes out pictures taken with flash and loads of orbs all the time
     
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    Agree with both - all my photos are shite mobile phone ones and not always taken with the creativity I'd like (framing, angles, manual settings etc.) due to being constantly spooked at the time :D but I'm not too fussed.

    On the other hand, I still appreciate some of the top quality photography posted on here as it can really bring out the best in places.
     
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