Behind the Red Door was a whole new world of giant fans, strip lights and electric buggies. As one door closed another opened and a further eight visits was to reveal all; slowly and deliciously we gorged on the “sublime … Continue reading
Sub Depot 3 Monkton Farleigh was the largest of the WW2 Central Ammunition Depots of Wiltshire. Districts 19 and 20 remain unconverted to modern storage, and plenty of artefacts have survived the years of vandalism and metal theft. Titular source
Though we were 60 years too late!
At one time, this street in a Secret Underground City somewhere out west, would have been full of Mods, buying the latest in fish-tailed khaki fashions. Sadly shut since 1994.
The presence of a large fault meant that the quarry was worked on two levels. This is one of the two inclines that connected the upper and lower levels.
Former stone mine, part converted to ammunition storage and abandoned sometime in the 1950’s.
In 1950, workers in this former shadow factory were unwittingly exposed to a germ warfare test designed to highlight the vulnerability of air conditioning systems to chemical and biological attack. [source]
Devon’s answer to Box mine, at least I hoped it would be when we first entered the underground area. Alas, the reality was somewhat different.
An abandoned mushroom farm in one of the Bath Freestone Quarries, Wiltshire.
Someone mentioned the MOD area and red doors into urbex holy grails. Explored with Adam E, who can claim navigation credit! Little did we realize that the red door would provide another story. Subsequently the whole of this part of … Continue reading
The pillar has deteriorated a lot over 6 months, now resembling a pair of legs that some say belonged to Lot’s wife.