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Report - AEI Cable Works Air Raid Shelter - Northfleet - January 2017



silentwalker

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History
The company W T Henley has always been highly regarded for the manufacture of cable and electrical components and was clearly the company of choice when a system had to be devised as a countermeasure to the growing threat of German magnetic mines during the Second World War. As a result, a new site was constructed in 1939 in Gravesend for W T Henley and a complex of tunnels built underneath to provide air raid shelter for the company’s employees.

The air raid shelter was very clearly signed internally to ensure that there was no confusion when looking for your allocated space. Cut into chalk and lined with prefabricated concrete, the shelter tunnels were well laid out, including first aid areas and numerous latrines – in the form of Elson buckets.

The Explore
Ever since I first visited this place a few years ago with my iPhone camera I have been meaning to pop back as I was never happy with my photos, well last night while snow was very much on I thought I would pop back to the area to revisit the old girl again. I do love this place and am so surprised its still really clean down there!

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Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
 

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