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Report - Guildford Shaft, Dover. February 2020


Urban Ginger Hog

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Once again, my pal and I heard that the word round the campfire was that this location was accessible. Having only been here once before and my wingman never having experienced it, I set the wheels in motion. So, I called my pal, who was laying on his living room floor pissed as a fart. "You have 1 hour to sober up ya turd, I have a new location for you". An hour later and we were on route and soon inside this cracking place. After a while we thought security had entered the site, only to find it was another pair of explorers. Nice chaps, we wished them well and carried on taking some snaps before heading out. I love the brickwork in this place and was good to go back after so many years and this time with a pal.

Bit of history:
Guildford shaft links Henry VIII's Moats Bulwark, which clings to the lower cliff face, with the Castle above. The shaft begun in 1973 and in February 1795 was still under construction as a report from Lieutenant Bruyeres describes the arrangements for sinking a third shaft between the castle and Moats Bulwark. This is because Guildford shaft is in fact four shafts with 214 steps in total linked with tunnels. These tunnels were lighting passages onto the cliff face and had doors with firing slits for defence against an attack up the shaft. In this shaft there are circular stairs. During the second world war the connecting passages were lined with corrugated steel and appear to have become observation posts with new accommodation tunnels added behind them.

Till next time people


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mikecawood

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Once again, my pal and I heard that the word round the campfire was that this location was accessible. Having only been here once before and my wingman never having experienced it, I set the wheels in motion. So, I called my pal, who was laying on his living room floor pissed as a fart. "You have 1 hour to sober up ya turd, I have a new location for you". An hour later and we were on route and soon inside this cracking place. After a while we thought security had entered the site, only to find it was another pair of explorers. Nice chaps, we wished them well and carried on taking some snaps before heading out. I love the brickwork in this place and was good to go back after so many years and this time with a pal.

Bit of history:
Guildford shaft links Henry VIII's Moats Bulwark, which clings to the lower cliff face, with the Castle above. The shaft begun in 1973 and in February 1795 was still under construction as a report from Lieutenant Bruyeres describes the arrangements for sinking a third shaft between the castle and Moats Bulwark. This is because Guildford shaft is in fact four shafts with 214 steps in total linked with tunnels. These tunnels were lighting passages onto the cliff face and had doors with firing slits for defence against an attack up the shaft. In this shaft there are circular stairs. During the second world war the connecting passages were lined with corrugated steel and appear to have become observation posts with new accommodation tunnels added behind them.

Till next time people


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Excellent photos.
 

mikecawood

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Once again, my pal and I heard that the word round the campfire was that this location was accessible. Having only been here once before and my wingman never having experienced it, I set the wheels in motion. So, I called my pal, who was laying on his living room floor pissed as a fart. "You have 1 hour to sober up ya turd, I have a new location for you". An hour later and we were on route and soon inside this cracking place. After a while we thought security had entered the site, only to find it was another pair of explorers. Nice chaps, we wished them well and carried on taking some snaps before heading out. I love the brickwork in this place and was good to go back after so many years and this time with a pal.

Bit of history:
Guildford shaft links Henry VIII's Moats Bulwark, which clings to the lower cliff face, with the Castle above. The shaft begun in 1973 and in February 1795 was still under construction as a report from Lieutenant Bruyeres describes the arrangements for sinking a third shaft between the castle and Moats Bulwark. This is because Guildford shaft is in fact four shafts with 214 steps in total linked with tunnels. These tunnels were lighting passages onto the cliff face and had doors with firing slits for defence against an attack up the shaft. In this shaft there are circular stairs. During the second world war the connecting passages were lined with corrugated steel and appear to have become observation posts with new accommodation tunnels added behind them.

Till next time people


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Excellent photos.
 

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