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Report - perrimount gardens air raid shelter, Thanet - Dec 09

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by obscurity, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. obscurity

    obscurity Flaxenation of the G!!!
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    Ok, here it goes. This is my 1st report so please go easy on me as i have seen that many 1st reports go to the epic bin lol

    Visited this site with frosty and fortknox just before christmas.

    This place is a bit of an odd one...

    It is situated under a park/gardens in broadstairs and is rumoured to have been used as air raid protection in WW2. It is currently used to house a water pump for the above fountain.

    I had accessed this place a couple of years back and the condition hasen't changed but this time i was armed with my camera to document the site!

    It sits approx. 10ft underground and has regular shafts providing ventilation. Access is via a locked private entrance which i believe is now also boarded up.

    The tunnel system consists of two sections, the 1st is a standard concrete lined section. the second section is of a very odd construction type!

    anyway...on with the pictures!

    this is one of the original tunnel doors, now left to decay on the floor
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    this was the primary entrance to the tunnel system, now sealed up
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    this is just to the left of the original entrance
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    along with this
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    The 1st part of the tunnel is a common construction type as seen in many WW2 shelters in the area
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    But then a very different construction type is used in the second part. The two types can clearly be seen here
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    Longest tunnel in the complex
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  2. fortknox0

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    really good pics, some of the best iv seen of this place. Nice to see ya getting on well with the new camera.

    heres afew of mine.........

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  3. obscurity

    obscurity Flaxenation of the G!!!
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    Hey there pauln. No this is still accessable to whoever owns it, the entrance labelled as now sealed up refers to a locked gate, behind that is a couple of sheets of wood nailed shut as seen from the inside in picture 2. Its a bit of an odd one. No one seems to know much about it but its a fair size. In comparrison to somewhere common in the area like sarre BHQ its probably around double the size (ish) :thumb

    Hope that answers your question mate, about the best i can do lol
     
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