Web
Analytics
Report - - Llanberis Bomb Store - March 2017 | Military Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Llanberis Bomb Store - March 2017

KezAndNigelNW

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
This is our first report (although not our first explore) so please be gentle :)

History
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.

We live very local to this but only became aware of it a fews days ago, so to pass a bit of time went to find it. It was vey easy to find and there was a big hole in the fence so access was pretty easy (just be sure to take care when climbing down as some slate is loose).
We were very happy to find the door open and in we went. Spent quite a bit of time here considering there doesn't seem to be much there. A very interesting place.

33090248351_56f1905eee_b.jpg


33061519272_5a90940fa4_b.jpg


33218075275_f35c0e1180_b.jpg


32403307603_17d04b495a_b.jpg


32373935174_552ee1b1b5_b.jpg


33218054445_eca8b99f37_b.jpg


32403330233_d862efb893_b.jpg


32835351710_024260f41f_b.jpg
 

mw0sec

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#7
Glad someone has been in again. I note that some very expensive new fencing has been fitted to the upper quarries.
 

Oort

The Spice Must Flow.
Regular User
#12
Nice one, well done for getting out and about!

Could I make a small suggestion of getting slightly better torches for your next explore.
 

Oort

The Spice Must Flow.
Regular User
#14

KezAndNigelNW

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#15
You can get a good cheap T6 Cree torch from ebay for about a fiver, or a tenner if you go for the torch, battery and charger combo.

If you want to splash out a bit more you can get a skyray king for about £15 but it comes from China. I have one and they are IMO the best thing bar a proper NItecore!

T6 Cree

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-T6-L...582496?hash=item4d47881560:g:GOsAAOSw4CFYpqKc

Skyray King

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/32000LM-S...hash=item43f39fe03b:m:mkNSUCqDlWTEnF9KwUIGv4Q
Brilliant, thank you
 

Similar threads