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Report - Langdon Hole (Dumpy B) Dover....May 2019


steve hannaford

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Langdon hole (Dumpy B)

Dover

Venturing underground is like entering Mother Nature’s vagina whether it’s a naturally formed cave system or a man made void like a mine or bunker.
The underbelly of existence hidden away beneath your feet.
The cool damp air that caresses your skin or the velvet darkness that envelops you can be a comfort to some.

Langdon hole was constructed sometime in late 1942 as a forward communication post for the main facility under Dover Castle, one of two in the area the other being Long Hill.

As the war raged on in Europe it leaves me wondering were these tunnels already here before the war broke out and just adapted for military use or were they driven into the white chalk at a time when man power was scarce.
I believe the latter being the truth showing the ingenuity and hard work of the British people when the future was uncertain.

The corrugated vaulted tunnels and rooms were sealed in 1979 but through natural erosion and probably a little digging from curious explorers the shelter has been open for quite a few years and easily accessed just off the coastal path
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Nice to see this again, its one of the only ones I haven't done, don`t know why, but just haven't yet. Your report made me chuckle, should a woman be down there now then lool ;)

Nice use with the tea lights and I guess flash paper?. Cool photos. :thumb
 

steve hannaford

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice to see this again, its one of the only ones I haven't done, don`t know why, but just haven't yet. Your report made me chuckle, should a woman be down there now then lool ;)

Nice use with the tea lights and I guess flash paper?. Cool photos. :thumb
Thank You ... Loads of these in the area on the to do list ..... always got a bag of crap ... tea lights,lamps ect ect normally heavier than the camera :oops:
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
Nice to see this pop up on the forum again sadly the yob variety of person has been in and destroyed the upstanding vents and generally smashed up what they can..sad to see
 

Eaz2speed

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Langdon hole (Dumpy B)

Dover

Venturing underground is like entering Mother Nature’s vagina whether it’s a naturally formed cave system or a man made void like a mine or bunker.
The underbelly of existence hidden away beneath your feet.
The cool damp air that caresses your skin or the velvet darkness that envelops you can be a comfort to some.

Langdon hole was constructed sometime in late 1942 as a forward communication post for the main facility under Dover Castle, one of two in the area the other being Long Hill.

As the war raged on in Europe it leaves me wondering were these tunnels already here before the war broke out and just adapted for military use or were they driven into the white chalk at a time when man power was scarce.
I believe the latter being the truth showing the ingenuity and hard work of the British people when the future was uncertain.

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Langdon hole (Dumpy B)

Dover

Venturing underground is like entering Mother Nature’s vagina whether it’s a naturally formed cave system or a man made void like a mine or bunker.
The underbelly of existence hidden away beneath your feet.
The cool damp air that caresses your skin or the velvet darkness that envelops you can be a comfort to some.

Langdon hole was constructed sometime in late 1942 as a forward communication post for the main facility under Dover Castle, one of two in the area the other being Long Hill.

As the war raged on in Europe it leaves me wondering were these tunnels already here before the war broke out and just adapted for military use or were they driven into the white chalk at a time when man power was scarce.
I believe the latter being the truth showing the ingenuity and hard work of the British people when the future was uncertain.

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Loving the shadow puppets
 

steve hannaford

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice to see this pop up on the forum again sadly the yob variety of person has been in and destroyed the upstanding vents and generally smashed up what they can..sad to see
I remember your post mate ... you covered it well ..awesome pics :Not Worthy..I remember someone saying ages ago the white vent sockets had gone walkies
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
I remember your post mate ... you covered it well ..awesome pics :Not Worthy..I remember someone saying ages ago the white vent sockets had gone walkies
Blimey my post would have been more years ago than i care to remember lol
 

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