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Report - Shorts Tunnels 13/01/08



Torchman

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Visited with Cookiebizkit, Luke106, Silverhatch and Fire-Fly.

These tunnels have had various uses over the years including shorts brothers seaplane works, public air raid shelters, and then by blaw knox a heavy machinery company, not sure of the date of closure, most recent paperwork indicated 1977.

Anyway onto the pics:

Tunnel1.jpg

Machine1.jpg


Rack.jpg


Twins1.jpg


Leftovers1.jpg


Cog.jpg


Cementblockage.jpg


Metalsheet1.jpg


Leftovers2.jpg


Twins2.jpg


Well.jpg


LiftCorridor.jpg


Liftshaft.jpg
 
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Brick_Man

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Re: Shorts Tunnels 13/01/08 Report

looks like the lift took a bit of a hammering!! surprised its still retained any shape with that weight of rubble (infilled?) on top of it!
 
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BusStopWilly

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Re: Shorts Tunnels 13/01/08 Report

I just love the tunnel blocked with bags of concrete. Couldn't be arsed to mix it eh, so just blocked it with as many bags as possible.
I can just imagine the conversation. "I reckon it'll take 100 bags of cement to block this tunnel, you get one with it lad, I'm off to the pub." Gaffer comes back and finds the YTS apprentice has neatly sealed the tunnel by stacking the bags!
Brilliant.
Probably the best british build of the last century!

BSW
 
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silverhatch

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Re: Shorts Tunnels 13/01/08 Report

but they backfilled with liquid cement
nearly 3/4 high of tunnel 20ft long
 
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Gemini

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Re: Shorts Tunnels 13/01/08 Report

Some really facinating pictures there. I like them.
 

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