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Report - Burlington - the city beneath a town - sept 2010

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by tommo, Sep 8, 2010.

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    for me this is where it all start, about 5 years ago i got in to reading all about the corsham works and the underground city with its 70 years history, living local to this it always fascinated me, so after alot of reading and research i decided to get in to the whole underground exploring and this has bought me to the forums i am on now, a couple of years ago i took the plunge and got underground and havent looked back since, only to check on the ones following when i am leading lol,

    there is nothing more frustrating than knowing about access to a place but with the logistics of family and work, the timing was always out and holes where to small over the last 9 months, so when a local passed on some info the other week we couldnt pass up the opportunity, calls where made, kit was grabbed and batteries charged, it was a school night so with time ticking we got on


    visited with rigsby, vwdirtyboy and petzl and sorry for such a long report but it is a big place

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    Fire points all over the place
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    Then the emergency exit C door from Burlington
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    The entrance walkway to the old engine factory
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    One of the old lifts
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    Then we move on to one of the old canteens on spring, with the olga lehmann murals on the wall



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    And the stage
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    The second canteen
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    Then it was over to east lung, the old workings


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    So we moved further in to east lung to the old sewage ejection area and the air shafts


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    Then we moved around the old air shafts and followed the new Burlington wall


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    Then we headed over to the west side offspring to the old generator and small stuff



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    We spend nearly 6 hours walking round this place and i could of done a good week just in here, there is so much to see, but like i said it was a school night and i need to get up for work in a couple of hours so of home we went, which wasnt easy knowing burlington was just through the door, but that will keep for another day
     
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    burlington

    well the weekend was here and again the tribe of my self, rigsby, vwdirtyboy and petzl meet at the usual, plan of action this time...........burlington



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    we made our way through spring and straight in for a full day exploring, first up was


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    And the gents toilets, not the normal place u would go but for us it was the first port of call, and it was nice to see such mint but stained toilets, i am sure that if war did ever break out there would be a few shitting themselves in here ;)
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    area 22: offices for commonwealth relations

    Next up we decided to take a walk along second avenue and into area 22 the offices of commonwealth relations. Mainly a storage area now with a couple of beds made up and some unpacked 1961 rugs, lots of unpacked beds and chairs just sat there, but was nice with lights on and to see it so clean, our first taste of real burly



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    area 14: offices of the war cabinet

    next up we headed to area 14 offices of the war cabinet,we checked out all the rooms and had a little sit down in the map room, before looking round the prime ministers office and bedroom room 34 and 35( lost the pics on another memory card grrrrrrrrrrr)




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    room 48: cabinet office conference room and waiting area
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    room 63: war cabinet secitarial staff had this little box left in it with what looked like a milk jug
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    room 74: GCHQ communications
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    strange names on the wall not sure if any one knows what they mean
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    area 12: kitchens, canteen and dining

    next up was area 12: kitchens, canteen and dining, now this was the bit i was looking forward to with all the reports form before and pics, its one of the nicest parts of burly, and we spent a good hour just in here looking round, larking about, was tempted to cook some grub up lol



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    area 21:goverment communications

    With the kitchens all rapped up we headed over to area 21: government communications
    Its a shame this place is in such a bad state, lots of mess, mould and derelict brand new machinery, chairs in there original rapping never been taking out all jsut sitting there wasting away the amount our government wasted is beyond imagination, but still an interesting area to say the least




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    goods lift 1


    Swinging past the bad parts with more mould we headed up to area’s 17: offices for minstery of aviation and also area 20: industrial laundry, not much in them to be fair mostly storage areas now for junk, we headed for goods lift 1 (GL1) this is the main entry for most from above ground including the IES how are cleaning the place up of aspestos



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    area 19: the power house


    Area 19: power house, wicked little place from the old period, 4 big generators, substations the works, this was another favourite and great to see it for my self, was expecting them to be the same as the monkton farligh ones



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    walk up to the north and back down to area 8

    We then went up round the top to area 7 the kitchens, past area 1 the old gpo exchange and area 2 board of trade which was locked up, then down to here




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    On to the public announment system
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    the hospital


    Passing the phone exchange we did the hospital first, luckly for us it was open and a great little explore on its own, laid out more like a museam now but with loads of great stuff left behind, the dark room is full of schematics and maps of the place



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    area 9: stores

    after the hospital we walk back to area 9: stores, even though most of what would of be in here has now gone there is a little bit tucked away and u can get the basic idea of what the place would of been like, shelves every where with equipment, supplies and stuff just lined up ready to be used in gthe even of a war



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    area 8: phone exchange

    then finally we head to the old phone exchange area 8, luckly for us this was also wide open, i know that in the past this has been locked up, but it was great to see it for ourselves, it has taken some water damage over the years but the whole section of area 8 is amazing, files and books just sat there, cabinets full up of spares and this also had its own generator and battery back up, it was great to see very old stuff with slightly newer stuff all maintained by BT :thumb



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    random stuff along the way

    then to finish of here are a couple of random pics of other areas we walked round on the way back out



    the museam of old quarry stuff
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    old cart and service areas
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    electric buggy service station and charging
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    trucks just littered about, beoken and used for spares
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    and on a shelf near the main working area is a humidity recorder
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    and thats it, sorry for a large report but its not a small place, till the next time................ :thumb
     

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