1. 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 a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Tranmere Deep Shelter, Wirral - Jan 2015.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Ojay, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,914
    Likes Received:
    1,639

    Tranmere Deep Shelter, Wirral

    [​IMG]


    I Never thought this place would see the light again, and is certainly a grail as far as the Wirral goes!

    Overlay produced by nick from a plan kindly sent from canute originally prepared by Stevie Wonder :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]


    We dropped in near to what would have been one of the main 'usable' entrances for the shelter

    A couple of side rooms and passageways going off in different directions, along with a toilet block a short distance away

    [​IMG]


    In one of those side rooms, amongst the burnt remains of a commer van (obviously myself and The Kwan old enough to remember those) :p:


    Safe

    Not sure why that would have been in there, but alas no swag as the mighty plasma cutter had beaten us to it

    [​IMG]


    Round the corner, a curious archway leads to a larger passageway, which appears to be the main drag in/out of the shelter

    [​IMG]


    As you can see the passageway was blasted, the paved walkway looking a bit sorry these days compared to the rest of the shelter

    [​IMG]


    Once at the other end, we were now in the confines of the main shelter

    [​IMG]


    The layout of the shelter is a grid formation, very similar to Bidston, although this place was much bigger

    We had a leisurely stroll through the various passageways and rooms which have been largely un-touched

    Only the elements and signs of slight vandalism can be found here and there

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    ^ Note the galvanised cladding used as a false ceiling, both aesthetic and also to protect against any falls from the sandstone above


    Here, sections have been removed to expose the sandstone beyond

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Sadly, the place is an accident waiting to happen :eek:

    This fresh fall is only a few days old and it's fair to say caused by disturbances from the recent activity

    [​IMG]


    There are a number of emergency exits from within the shelter, here an old escape shaft under Olive Mount

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    No shelter is complete without a number of lavatories, there certainly are plenty of them as up to 6,000 people needed to pay a visit

    Women

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Men

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    There was also a canteen down here..

    [​IMG]


    Canteen it is, although you will have to sing for your supper these days

    dish of the day - Asbestos :eek:

    [​IMG]


    We had a look at the central control area, hidden away beyond a non descript asbestos clad door behind a toilet block

    Here the remains of the generator and ventilation gubbins, along with distro boards and other switch gear

    (also note another escape shaft, once concealed behind the 'false' ceiling)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And finally the main emergency exit that once led to the top of the hillside which sparked all that interest back in 2008

    [​IMG]


    Up top, a ventilation shaft which once led to a surface building at the end of an alleyway close to Thompson Street

    [​IMG]


    And lastly the +20m shaft looking back down from below the concrete cap

    [​IMG]


    Sealed in 2008 of course ;)

    [​IMG]


    Thanks to The Kwan for the heads up, Marsden, also shouts to Terry and big up the lad who fetched his mum in :thumb
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    742
    You have Proper nailed this Ojay, lovely pictures AND you have been researching too ,good work... your overlay is superb. it was good to catch up :thumb
     
  3. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    91
    Good stuff Ojay :thumb great report
     
  4. canute

    canute 货车司机和国王
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    19
    Home Page:
    Superb lighting and great report mate :cool Hope this stays off the radar a little longer
     
  5. Nickindroy

    Nickindroy A Porky Prime Cut
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    349
    Looks a belter this, bleedin work getting in my way again. :(
     
  6. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    156
    Certainly looks better down there than Tranmere looks above ground :p:

    Good stuff :thumb
     
  7. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    420
    Home Page:
  8. The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger Safety is paramount!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    860
    Home Page:
    Spot on that and good to see no turds ii this report.
     
  9. Degenatron

    Degenatron 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    24
    Brilliant report. The photos look great too. Did you light them with a hand held flash?.
     
  10. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,914
    Likes Received:
    1,639
    No flash bending here mate, simply used a couple of different torches and some lighting technicians (bitches) I found down there :D
     
  11. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,124
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    Now that"s what you call lighting mate :thumb

    Both done a good job down there, and bonus info as well ;)
     
  12. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,558
    Likes Received:
    874
    Pretty good that mate :)
     
  13. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    764
    A nice clean Bidston. Did you ever get that D800 working ?
     
  14. Gone

    Gone
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    151
    lovely that. it's only a quick jaunt for me, should check it out.
     
  15. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,914
    Likes Received:
    1,639
    I ended up with a new one, but I don't have any usable full frame lenses aside from a 50mm prime so it rarely gets used :(

    I will invest in some glass this year and put it to good use, just I don't fancy taking it down sewers so I might have to start derping about again
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in