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Report - Winchelsea Tunnels - Dover - October 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by UrbanZ, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. UrbanZ

    UrbanZ 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with @Minor and @Dora Grew Up

    Short history:
    The caves, or rather tunnels, are in the former Winchelsea Quarry in Dover. They comprise four parallel and evenly spaced tunnels driven in at right angles to the quarry face, with irregular linking cross tunnels and offshoots for latrines. Three of the tunnels then draw together and then two tunnels continue on, a shorter one with two 45 degree offsets heading towards the Westmount building while the other one heading for a smaller chalk quarry in Tower Hamlets is longer and more sinuous, apparently the king and queen took refuge here during a shelling in 1944.

    The Explore:
    As the garage Grounds which has the main entrances in was closed, we decided to go look for the other entrance nearby, didn't take too long to find the silly little hole i was going to have to slide in through, i say slide through, i was pulled through by Minor as i couldn't move my arms or legs too much after about halfway but non the less we were inside.

    on to the pics

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    Dogleg at our entry point
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    Into the tunnels we go
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    thanks for looking
     

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  2. Dora Grew Up

    Dora Grew Up 28DL Full Member
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    A fun explore, even if we did walk around far more than we needed to finding the entrance!
     
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  3. wellingtonian

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    Like that. Good stuff fella :thumb
     
  4. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    If the garage was closed thats the best time to go in the main entrance mate ,you got in though and its a decent size this one!
     
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