1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Plunger, Milton Keynes. - May 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Yorrick, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Yorrick

    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    276
    Between work and wine and women I’ve managed naff all that’s worth reporting for ages, so when @UrbanCaving messaged me and said something like “Friday evening. Pick up @KM_Punk and get to MK. We’re doing Plunger” it seemed more like an order than an invite but I quite like that feeling of being dominated.

    History (such as it is) copied from @UrbanCaving’s report –

    This is a storm drain, constructed around 1977 during the development of MK. Its task (or so it would appear) is to take surface water from the city center of Milton Keynes. It dumps to a sumped outfall from a very wide yet 7' high box section

    We parked up near by, popped a lid and dropped into the cool evening depths of underground Milton Keynes. @UrbanCaving suggested we head down stream first.

    When we got to the first vortex drop shaft the noise was completely out of proportion to the trickle of water dropping six feet into the pool. Not deafening but totally immersive. @KM_Punk was straight up the ladder to the vortex with @UrbanCaving following close behind. I hung back to get a few shots of the bottom of it.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    Then I hear a very faint but echoing “Yyrrkkkk cccnnn nnng sswwhhh yyyyyrrrrr ttttorchchchch orrf mmmmg wnnng pppllsss?” Or something like that. Guessing that UC was lighting up the vortex for KM, I switched my torches off.

    And stood in the pitch black.

    With just the glorious noise of the water.

    And waited.

    For what seemed like 20 minutes.


    Then they started, and I should have expected it but I didn’t! Happily, I hadn’t moved from the last shot and with the same settings managed a couple of hasty shots borrowing their light. Cheers guys!



    [​IMG]



    Then up to the top for a shot of the vortex


    [​IMG]



    The upstream drop shaft and vortex


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    One more serendipity shot.

    [​IMG]



    Finally, I got the 35mm out for a shot of the three of us at the top of the slope to the much-talked-about sump


    [​IMG]

     
    coldfinger, AltCoyne, Bolts and 3 others like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. KM_Punk

    KM_Punk Muppet
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    636
    Great night :thumb
    Need to get more stuff ticked off together. You've got some cracking snaps there, but I wouldn't expect anything less.
     
  3. Screw Loose

    Screw Loose 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    12
    Now this is the type of thing I wish I could do!
     
  4. UrbanCaving

    UrbanCaving Sewer Rat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    139
    Sweet report and sweet photos mate, love it. Was a cracking night :) plenty more of those to come :)
     
  5. Treasure Hunter513

    Treasure Hunter513 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    amazing!
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in