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Report - Llanberis Bomb storage- 18



Shaun

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Hello there you pesky's for 2019 i plan on trying to do alot more posts since i was not arsed last year to type and upload. So im clearing a back log of explores from this year, I hope you enjoy:p

History
Not off to the best part of not being lazy since i stole this:banghead
During the Second World War, high explosive and incendiary bombs were stored in the old quarry, which was chosen because it was accessible by road and railway. Also, its remoteness meant there was a reduced risk to the public if there had been an explosion. Slate waste was spread over the bomb store to camouflage it from German planes.
It’s estimated that the storage area inside the quarry was equivalent to two football pitches. The bombs were unloaded in the reconfigured railway sidings after being brought by train directly from the munitions factories where they were made. In the old slate sheds on the site, women workers filled ammunition belts with rounds of bullets for machine guns.
When an RAF airbase needed ammunition for its planes, an order would be sent through to Glyn Rhonwy and be delivered by road or by rail. After the war, the tens of thousands of tons of armaments that had not been used were moved to a nearby quarry and detonated, resulting in thick black smoke obscuring the mountains. In the 1950s, a lake formed in the hollow left by the earlier quarrying. The water was removed when specialists began, in 1969, the long process of removing the remaining explosives and triggers.
The explore
it went quite normally no ghosts (since exploring with fighters hasn't been to it yet) the flooding was pretty minimal but there patches here and there, so here are the pics, enjoy!:thumb
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thanks for viewing and don't forget to li...:bla:trout

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