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Report - Wigan/Mesnes park air raid shelters - April 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Underground anarchists, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Underground anarchists

    Underground anarchists 28DL Full Member
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    Having been in this place a few times before but never having a camera or officiant lighting on hand to go in to far we came across it once again while checking out a few other leads in the area, i know its been done a good few times but thought id throw a report up anyway, as rumor has it this place is due to be sealed for good in the not to distant future.

    anyway a bit of history on the place. built to protect the workers and public of the rylalds mill and pagefield iron works area during ww2 as the area was a vilified target of the Nazi bombers due to possible providings from the mill and iron works for the British military at the time or the war. the shelter is made up of a number of small concrete corridors about 1.5m wide and varying in length with several escape/entrances for effective filling. it was built to house a few hundred people only during a bombing raid as most nearby residents had Anderson shelters on there properties.



    Upon entering you can see this place is a bit of a dumping ground

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    Various original sign posting

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    Metal bed frames trolleys and other equipment, i can only assume some of the larger equipment was assembled down here at some point or there was much larger entrances during the shelters life

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    ventilation perhaps?

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    corridors and sealed up escape/entrance access

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    the cracks are appearing!!! i really do think this place is nearing the end of its life.

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    all in all... not a bad little mooch.

    cheers for looking all.
     
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  2. Wevsky

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    Urbex Tilt to the max,nicely done mate
     
  3. The Kwan

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    Very nice indeed mate, what Wevski says...tilt= win :) great report!
     
  4. Wevsky

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    That or his tripods fucked ;)
     
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    It's a fucking nightmare to light the corridors in there, the walls just bounce the light around and it ends up looking overcooked

    Good job on the pictures :thumb
     
  6. Underground anarchists

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    It's a nice little shelter this one although a nightmare to get to in summer thanks to the wall of nettles.
    You've definately done well with the lighting, as Paul says it can be tricky not to just blitz every shot with light :thumb
     
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