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Report - AEI Cable Works Air Raid Shelter ,Northfleet. Febuary 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Wevsky, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Wasnt going to do a report as ive bunged the odd one up here and there but the wifes blocked my view of the tv with a table she is painting so here goes..

    We first visited this place back in 2011 with some comedy gold access to boot!
    Access was as funny if not funnier this time round ,Big shout to Woody on this one,thanks matey!

    Brief history stolen from underground Kent

    The company W T Henley has always been highly regarded for the manufacture of cable and electrical components and was clearly the company of choice when a system had to be devised as a countermeasure to the growing threat of German magnetic mines during the Second World War. As a result, a new site was constructed in 1939 in Gravesend for W T Henley and a complex of tunnels built underneath to provide air raid shelter for the company’s employees
    With at least six entrances, the air raid shelter was very clearly signed internally to ensure that there was no confusion when looking for your allocated space. Cut into chalk and lined with prefabricated concrete, the shelter tunnels were well laid out, including first aid areas and numerous latrines – in the form of Elson buckets.

    The tunnels themselves don’t seem to have much in the way of documented history unlike the cable works..

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    I probably have more shots of this but these happen to be on my flickr and i cba with photobucket these days so this is what you get ;)

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    Explored with non member Trav who without i may still be down there now..
     

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    that place looks huge :eek:
    interesting report as well :thumb
     
  3. The devil child

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    thats nice that is like it :thumb
     
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    Not to shonky Wevs :D
     
  5. Wevsky

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    I took one at a shonky angle but it just didn't sit right so it had to go
     
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    Glad you did post it, looks a beauty :thumb
     
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    Very nice :thumb
     
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    Looks good this mate :thumb
     
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    Fantastic shots! Enjoyed looking at them :thumb
     
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    nice little set fella, and I got a shout :thumb
     
  11. Wevsky

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    Of course you got a shout mate..it's how things should be done :thumb
     
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    Hi mate funny enough me and two mates went there today. We found the tunnel entrances but were all boarded up with welded sheets of steel. I did find an opening in the side of the cliff and managed to get in, there was a stair case that just led up to the top of the cliff.
     
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  13. Wevsky

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    Even if that was access i wouldnt say it was on a public thread.please lets not discuss access Atal if poss
     
  14. Oxygen Thief

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    I'm not sure if that was exact access details, but I've edited it anyway.
     
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