Web
Analytics
Report - - WestWood Quarry Wiltshire ,aug 2011 | Mines and Quarries | 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 - WestWood Quarry Wiltshire ,aug 2011

space invader

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
This was the start to an epic weekend :thumb and my first experience of underground wiltshire .

visted with wevsky, obscurity , troglodyte, oliver gt, teebs, peach and mrs obs

a little history ...
This structure began as a tunnel system in a quarry. During the Second World war it served two purposes; one section housed national treasures of great value. It was rumoured that the Crown Jewels were kept here with the area totally secure and even boasting one of the earliest smoke detectors. Another area was used for the building of Royal Enfield motor cycles.
The Enfield section used for the motorbikes was one of the 'Shadow' factories protecting vital war efforts from bombing. Short Brothers, Rover and Enfield were the three main underground factories. They are known to us now as Shorts, Drakelowe, and Enfield. Enfield was still in use until the beginning of the 90's.

on with the pics ...

roadtrip2011206.jpg


roadtrip2011174.jpg


roadtrip2011169.jpg


roadtrip2011004.jpg


roadtrip2011157.jpg


roadtrip2011020.jpg


roadtrip2011007.jpg


roadtrip2011012.jpg


roadtrip2011026.jpg


roadtrip2011010.jpg


roadtrip2011024.jpg


roadtrip2011011.jpg


roadtrip2011184.jpg


roadtrip2011199.jpg


roadtrip2011198.jpg


Thanks for looking :)
 

Similar threads