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  1. Rippli

    Question - Hidden Wales with Will Millard Series 2 Episode 5

    I just watched this on iPlayer - all about WW2 activity in Wales. Towards the end, he visits the Langstone Aux OB (Jonah Patrol) near Newport. Then he visits an almost perfect (to good to be true!?) base. Any idea where this is ? Looks so good it must have been looked after over the years, or...
  2. E

    Report - Dodge hill air raid shelters September 2020

    Hidden deep below the ground underneath Stockport are numerous abandoned air raid shelters. The tunnels provided shelter and a way of life for many families in Stockport and surrounding areas. Four sets of underground air raid shelter tunnels for civilian use were dug into the red sandstone rock...
  3. L

    Report - Nottingham Road Tunnel, Derby

    A quick post based on a quick fun explore today in Derby. Hope this works! Near the site of the old Nottingham Road Station in Derby, which I rarely had a reason to walk past until lockdown, is a patch of unused ground between the railway and the council depot. Round New Year time I first...
  4. LashedLlama

    Report - Portsdown Naval Fuel Bunker, Hampshire - September 2020

    History: The Portsdown Underground Fuel Bunker, in Hampshire, was built during the late 1930s by Sir Robert McAlpine's construction company, as a bombproof oil reservoir to serve the Royal Navy fleet at the base in Portsmouth. This underground storage facility played a vital role in Britain's...
  5. LashedLlama

    Report - Clapham Storm Releif & South Western Storm Sewer, London - November 2020

    History: Clapham Storm Relief, or more commonly dubbed "Lucky Charms Drain" makes up just one of the many underground sewer networks across the capital, and was constructed during the late 1800s. During the 19th century, Sir Joseph Bazalgette designed the modern-day sewer system, in response to...
  6. LashedLlama

    Report - The North Downs Irrigation Tunnels, Medway - August / October 2020

    History: The North Downs, also known as the chalk spine of Kent, has a long history of water supply going back centuries. The downs itself, stretches all the way from Farnham in Surrey, right across to Dover in Kent, and is of course entirely made up of a chalk base. The chalk itself has a...
  7. LashedLlama

    Report (Permission Visit) The Godstone Main Series Firestone Mine, Surrey - October 2020

    History: The Godstone main series firestone mine, is located deep beneath the forest floors of Surrey, and dates back as far as the 1600s. The mine first began its life as a vital source of flint, or commonly named "firestone". Originally, this mine comprised of 5 different networks, The Roman...
  8. LashedLlama

    Report - Battersea B & C Thames Tunnels, London - October 2020

    History: After the completion of the famous Battersea Power Station in 1933, 4 sets of tunnels were bored under the Thames. The first is known as "Battersea Steam Tunnel", which with the clue being in the title, was built to act as a surplus heat discharge outlet, as even when all 4 of...
  9. Urban Ginger Hog

    Report - AEI Cable Works Air Raid Shelter, Northfleet. September 2020

    Like many others, I hit this awesome location some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed subsequent visits. However, during the pandemic it seems that this old favourite had fallen foul to the festering graffiti turds! Once again people defacing a piece of history, where potentially members of their...
  10. lpphevs

    Report - Camden Catacombs East Section - September 2020

    THE EXPLORE So we began blowing up an inflatable canoe on the side of Regents Canal footpath much to the confusion and amazement of passers by. When it was finally ready, we hopped in and nearly got crushed by a large tourist boat why proceeded to tell us 'we were on the wrong side', despite...
  11. LashedLlama

    Report - Storm Releif Chalk Mine, Dartford, Kent - September 2020

    History: In the latter half of the 19th century, the railway network had expanded rapidly, connecting up towns and villages to London, enabling more people to still work within the capital, but move out into the countryside. With this, grew a demand on houses, and consequently, an even greater...
  12. O

    Question - NEWQUAY SPOTS 2020

    Hey everyone, Me and my partner are visiting Newquay (TR7) this following weekend for a few days and given it's such a beautiful area wondered if there were any current derelict sites to explore nearby? I've looked over the posts on here but the only recent threads are relating to one...
  13. F

    Report - Littlewoods Air Raid Shelter, Liverpool- July 2020

    The History: This air raid shelter was built before World War Two for the workers of the nearby Littlewoods Pools building. Several entrances were available for the staff. The factory building itself was used for several purposes during the war, including printing National Registration forms...
  14. Morgloups

    Report - Various spots in Switzerland

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the UK urbex scene but I've done quite a few explorations in Switzerland, so I figured I'd start by posting those! Abandonned railway: Abandonned around 2015 and still very unknown even from the swiss explorers! I kinda found this one by luck...
  15. Slippin_Jimm

    Report - Grain Fort - Caponier Tunnels | June 2020

    History Grain Fort was built during the 1860s on the Isle of Grain to protect the mouth of the river Medway. It was constructed with a crescent shaped keep, which formed the case-mated barracks and entrance to the fort. A raised earth bank behind this formed around this was mounted with Rifled...
  16. LashedLlama

    Report - Quarry Dean Firestone Mine, Merstham, Surrey - June 2020

    History: The Quarry Dean firestone mine in Merstham, Surrey, is just one of the many mines, stone quarries and underground workings that are scattered along the North Downs between East Kent and Surrey, and is also by far one of the oldest. This particular underground stone quarry dates back as...
  17. E

    Report - Tunnel system central Liverpool June 2020

    So on the 12th of June 2020 me and a few friends were exploring a couple of well know locations in the Liverpool area and just happend to come across this by chance. We were walking along and noticed a hole in the ground naturally as we were exploring this peaked our interest and we decided to...
  18. LashedLlama

    Report - Camden Lock Underground Vaults (The Winding Chambers) - London, March 2020

    History: Constructed beneath the streets of Camden, and designed by railway engineer Robert Stephenson, this set of underground vaults under Camden Lock were used to house stationary winding engines to haul locomotives along the railway line above the vaults. The stationary winding engines...
  19. Kat18

    Report - Medway Nuclear Bunker (Southern Water) April 2020

    Initially this morning I had plans to do some university revision and exploring was my last thought, but I received a message regarding the Gillingham war bunker was open. Confused, I searched online regarding posts about it and found nothing as it appears the entrance for that specific bunker...
  20. Mr Sam

    Report - Longbridge Tunnels - Birmingham - December '15

    I think nearly everyone and his doggo went here so i never posted a report at the time. The first 2 shots are of the last Mini to leave Longbridge which I'm sure some of you photographed in situ about a decade before. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_sam/albums/72157713876836322
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