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Report - Preston Brook Tunnel, Preston Brook, July 13

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by The Kwan, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. The Kwan

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    visited with Georgie and Lee, we had been on a reccy previously and just ended up in the Tunnel top pub drinking the Amber Nectar and talking bollocks although we did take a wander down to the tunnel to see exactly what was what
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    If you get 3 minutes watch the video,
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    The tunnel is 1.2Km of watery underground luuurvelyness that was built in 1775 and over the years it has seen collapses and changes that have seen modern sections added including an impressive cathedral section and some air vents, much of the shonky brickwork has been spraycreted due to its poor condition.
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    This time there was no chit chat or talking bollocks, we were straight down to the waters edge and doing the dirty deed. also note how Uncle k is ready to go whilst Georgie and Lee lag behind in the pumping up Das Boot stakes.

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    Eventually Georgie and Lee were afloat and like ducks to water
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    A Bit of Practice and wallowing around like the Banana splits and we were off
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    Tunnel bound, we were a force to be reckoned with
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    soon we happened upon the first vent and photos were taken
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    you can see that it was now going dark outside
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    This is the same vent from above on the road taken on a reccy visit
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    More paddling and onto another vent but check the scrawps on the brickwork
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    About half way in you happen upon a large concrete section that exists due to a collapse in the 1980,s and now is called the Cathedrall
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    This bit is well impressive and made the trip for me, check the gantry that can be accessed via a door in a field opposite the Tunnel Top pub
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    Leaving the cathedral we realised that we were over half way and the end was in sight so we pressed on regrdless
    More paddling
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    Finally we made it out at the other end, it had taken quite a while and all the time hearing diesel trains zooming by and hoping that it wasnt a boat that was coming to meet us from the other end.
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    The pub was shut and we had been at it for a few hours now we had to walk back to the beginning but it was a great night with great company and lots of laughs.

    thanks for looking
     

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