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Report - Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store) - October 08

KingElvis

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This is Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store) which is very well hidden in some abandoned slate mines in this lovely Welsh village.

The scramble down wasn't liked by Squirrel68 but all credit to her for making it. The main area in front was the scene of a massive collapse in WW2 and is now cleared. Two tunnels lead away from this area, both blocked up. One of these was a small gauge railway to take bombs in and out of the storage area.

The remaining underground areas consist of a two storey set of galleries divided into different bays. There are two massive old lifts remaining to take the bombs between levels. Loads more on Subbrit here.

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/l/llanberis/index.shtml

The remaining storage magazines from the now cleared collapsed area

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Looking back from here, this is the old railway line in and out of the depot

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This tunnel went off to a mill for dumping slate waste, it is blocked up and bats live here

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Inside this tunnel

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Inside the main underground storage areas, bottom floor with pillars for added strength

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Downstairs, the tunnels between galleries are square brick doors

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This tunnel leads from the back of the bottom galleries to an emergency exit, excellent stuff here with a running stream

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The upstairs galleries have arched doors instead of the square lintels downstairs

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Two massive lifts used between floors, orginally three but one got destroyed in the collapse.

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Some of Squirrel68 poking around LOL

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