Abandoned London tube station. Thanks to those who went before.
Enough time had passed since the Slightly Cross Tunnel trips with memories of roof collapses, unstable walls and wader-sucking gloop. The second tunnel section of the long-forgotten Taunton Chard canal had to be investigated. Styru and I supped a pint in … Continue reading
Taunton has an underworld – who’d have thought it! The newly-christened Law and Order culvert (owing to the pillars of the establishment under which it passess) is only short, but packs in several different features along it’s length. A first … Continue reading
One of the highlights of an excellent little Cornish tin mine that is accessible at various points in a sea cliff.
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!
An early recce on a winter’s night confirmed the possibilities, but on that occasion the water was too cold and our resolve was lacking. A small group of trusted friends, a starlit night, and a can of Pimms to celebrate success. The … Continue reading
Somerset’s answer to The Anger Tunnel. Slightly less enigmatic, but very photogenic. It’s also not a drain. A boat is needed for parts of the tunnel, and a puncture is more or less guaranteed. Beyond the initial collapse, the tunnel … Continue reading
A much anticipated voyage to the Camden underworld with Styru, and a memorable deflation of my untrustworthy boat.
10,000 safe deposit boxes – and the keys! Many thanks to the Birmingham explorers for sharing this amazing discovery.
That began in the 18th century and ended with investment from a Dragon. Surviving machines in the Spinning Block, Tonedale Mill, Wellington.
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]