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Report - Underground Radio Station, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth - September 2014

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by satimal, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. satimal

    satimal 28DL Full Member
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    As a first post decided that these tunnels would make a nice easy explore. History outlined below (Taken from http://www.portsdown-tunnels.org.uk/paulsgrove/chalkpit/radio_station_p1.html)
    Now I'm not a photographer, so don't expect any excellent photos but here are some documenting our visit.

    The portal up on the cliff face. I believe that it was once at ground level, but work on the chalkpit lowered the floor and it now sits a few metres above the ground. Requires a little bit of scrambling to get to it.
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    Another one of the entrance. This is actually the emergency escape, but it's more accessible than the main entrance.
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    The view just beyond the emergency escape - not actually tall enough to stand up in and required crawling to access the main tunnels.
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    Finally enough room to stand up! Taken looking into one of the rooms and the blackness beyond.
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    Taken looking back at our way in. The whole tunnel is lined with colliery style tunnel liner except a bit next to the staircase.
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    The view looking up the staircase from the lower room, where we entered...
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    ...and the view looking down from the top room.
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    And finally the shaft where the cables to the radio masts came in. Not a very good photo, but the line of dirt in the far right corner shows where the 3 inch diameter shaft went to the surface.
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    Really enjoyed this one and hope to get onto some more extreme UE in the future!
     

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  2. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Nice first report mate :thumb especially for a first one. Welcome to the forum :)
     
  3. huey

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    Agreed,really good report,interesting stuff.
     
  4. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Havnt seen this bit pop up for a while,nice report mate
     
  5. norfolkexplorer

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    Nice 1
     
  6. Longhairshitjob

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    Nice one. The chalk slope can be a challenge when wet. You did miss the Paulsgrove skull, a carving that has the sculpture world in tears.;)
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Like it.....nice report :thumb
     
  8. satimal

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    I know! Slightly disappointed that we didn't see that, may have to go back at some point to get a photo!
     
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    Nice first report :)
     
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