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Report - Harford Hills Chalk Mine, Norwich, May 2012

Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#1
Another local site to myself that I've visited a few times. Pictures are from various visits, including one with fellow members 4lex and keefykeef.

Nothing much to report about when it comes to the actual explores, just a pleasant wander around. This place is a bit of a maze of tunnels but thankfully someone has marked all the tunnels with arrows that point back to the entrance or crosses to mark dead ends. Some places are huge and easily 15ft plus high while others are tight crawl spaces.

History;

Norwich has been mined for chalk and flints since the middle ages right up until WW2, while others date back to the 12th century although no accurate dates can be found. This particular mine is on the site of an old chalk quarry but the workers were forced to tunnel underground to keep supplying the chalk. It was used to make lime and there are also lime kilns in the area, while the flint was used in construction.

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Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#2
Just a few, new pictures from a recent visit with my new camera. Didn't seem worth a new thread so just adding them here. hope that ok mods?



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Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#4
Thanks mate. There is quite a network of tunnels, varying from crawl spaces to the big cavern in the second pic. That one is about 3 times plus the height of me and I'm 5'9! Worth a look if your ever in the area though.
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
#5
Thanks mate. There is quite a network of tunnels, varying from crawl spaces to the big cavern in the second pic. That one is about 3 times plus the height of me and I'm 5'9! Worth a look if your ever in the area though.
one to be noted for the future..;)
 

pantomime horse

Nay Nay and thrice Nay
28DL Full Member
#6
nice pics
the colours jump out at you
cheers for sharing