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Report - Merrin's Tannery, Nottingham, Aug 09.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Shadow, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Shadow

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    Hey all, heres me and Raptor Jesus's latest..

    This is one of Nottinghams few remaining tanneries and the only other underground tannery. (The main one is featured in nottinghams city of caves attraction).

    Originally tunneled out of Sandstone it consists of a few rooms underneath a lace market house as part of the cellars. Then a long passageway with 3 rooms, one of which the tannery, at the far end. When speaking to the owner of this site I found out that this was actually an illegal tannery, and was operating without a permit or license (this was a good 200 years ago) and he actually found a newspaper article on it, stating the William Merrin had been fined. Some of the rooms were extremely photogenic, especially the chair graveyard (I will come on to this) but they were also extremely hard to get all of it into shot considering the confined space..

    We also had great fun growling at people through the street level grate onto the pavement and watching their reactions :p

    On with the pics!

    The cellars...

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    Door leading to Merrin's Tannery

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    The bottle of, erm... STUFF!!

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    Long passage

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    Creepy Chair No1

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    Chair No2, looked a million years old and felt older, would literally disintegrate when touched. This was in the chair graveyard room, the whole room was filled with crumbling bits of wooden chairs.

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    Raptor Jesus

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    The tanning baths

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    More cellars, which used to be for storage, still contained some amusing items..

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    Moi et un old skool phone FTW!

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    A book on how to handle lovebirds, why not? :p

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    The legendary street level grate, where RJ practiced his "cave pigeon" impressions and I growled "thats where the tasty humans live" at passers by :p Vids to come...

    Thats all for now folks :thumb

    Shadow
     

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