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Report - Hills Reservoir, Folkestone - April 09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by DarkDog, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. DarkDog

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    A previous explore to another site in the area uncovered a door hidden in the undergrowth, but the time we had other places to get to. Noting the location we promised ourselves a return visit to investigate. Various avenues of research didn't throw up any information on the site, so we had no idea what we were likely to encounter - what we found initially was a long tunnel with a huge pipe, probably about 600 yards in length. It looked to be constructed in a cut and shut manner, and the concrete blocks had various dates marked on them through 1952 & 1953.

    The tunnel, looking back to the entrance
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    At the end of the tunnel, we stood in a opened out section with valves & hydraulic equipment looking at a ladder heading up into a lit room.
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    Fully expecting to surprise a security guard and his Thermos, we weren't really ready for what we found :eek:. The lit room turned out to be Hill Reservoir's underground pumping and plant station!
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    He we were, surrounded by dials, levers and switches, any of which could have cut off Folkestone's water supply!
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    Diaries going back several years recorded the flow readings daily
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    It looks like a calibration survey is due soon
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    That could be interesting!
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    Flow Meters & Gauges
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    Main Incoming Supply switches
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    How much did we want to play with these!
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    Having spotted an alarm on the hatch above us, a few more pipe shots and a quick departure
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    The only info I have been able to glean was that the tunnel was begun in 1952, and completed in the autumn of 1953 and served as the original access shaft.
     

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