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About unclebulgaria

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  1. Hi nice to see you on the New platform :D

  2. I know this is not urbex related.please spare 5mins of your time and vote for RSRT by using this link http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A ... EDK3YM&s=1 I used to be heavily into urbex but sadly have had to give it a miss for the last couple of years due to this evil syndrome my daughter suffers from. If you dont know what Rett syndrome is give it a google. There is $250,000 up for grabs. Scientists have already reversed this in mice,they need more £'s & $'s to make it possible to do this in humans. So if you can spare 5mins of your time please vote and share the link to all yours friends on facebook. Thankyou unclebulgaria
  3. UK Gasworks Caves Dover march 2011

    have you got a new lense mate
  4. well done mate ,nice looking place,hope its still doable for a little while longer for when my shit is sorted
  5. UK 1880 Channel Tunnel Attempt December 2010

    definatly wont be doing a return visit,not pleasant in there,glad we did it though
  6. Hello newbie from Thanet

    hello mate,the thanet list is growinever longer
  7. i have noticed you have had no grief from the the lord mayor of dover
  8. all of your many hours of research paid off then mate,revisit soon when i can make it,nice pics by the way
  9. UK Fort Burgoyne november 2010

    return visit is on the cards mid week dark time if you want mate
  10. This was qite a tricky place to find as it was another night time explore,we evetully found it after lots of useful texts from the ever helpful Obscurity,visited with wevsky & nitewalker. The history,not much available about this place. Crete Road reservoir is build into the hillside just off Crete Road West in Folkestone. It's victorian in contruction, being built about 1866, and consists of 2 arched rooms about 88 feet long each, which were used as massive water tanks to supply a drinks factory lower down on the hillside with a reliable supply of water for use in it's manufacturing process. This is part of Hills reservoir,can find any info about this place,got in by pure chance that the door had been left unlocked
  11. UK Fort Burgoyne,Dover,11/11/10

    you are right mate all the stuff you sent me was very informative
  12. UK Fort Burgoyne,Dover,11/11/10

    This was quite a tricky explore as we did it in the dark,return visit is required as we only explored a small part of this place,visited with wevsky & nitewalker. The history. In August 1859 a Royal Commission was instructed to look into the “present state, condition and sufficiency of the Fortifications existing for the defence of our United Kingdom.� One of the experts consulted by the Commissioners was General Sir John Burgoyne, who pointed out that any attacker who could occupy the high ground to the north of Dover Castle would dominate the Castle. He recommended that a fort be built on this high ground to protect the Castle from attack. Work started on the construction of the fort in 1861, and it was originally known as Castle Hill Fort but was soon renamed Fort Burgoyne in honour of the General. The fort was finally completed by the end of 1868 at a total cost of £88,053. The fort is polygonal with a 35 foot wide ditch around it. In the centre of the north face, hidden in the ditch, is a double caponier to give flanking fire along the ditch floor in both directions. At both the north-east and north-west corners of the fort are single caponiers, with another on the west flank to give cover to the remaining ditches. The main fort is flanked by two wing redoubts, each with its own gun emplacements, one on each side connected to the main fort by ditch works. The battery at the west wing was protected by a caponier to defend the ditch. The Dover to Deal road crosses the eastern ditch and the Dover to Guston road the western ditch. In the centre of the fort is a parade ground surrounded on three sides by bomb proof barracks protected by a covering of earth on top of which were the main gun positions. There are also two earth ramps from the parade ground up to the level of the gun emplacements for the transporting of the guns to their emplacements. The fort was initially armed with 29 guns on the ramparts of which 6 were in Haxo casemates (bomb proof vaulted gun emplacements designed by General Haxo). In the caponiers and flanking batteries there was room for 26 smaller guns, and two guns on the parade ground level protected the ditch to the east wing battery. East wing battery was equipped with five guns and west wing battery with four. The armament of the fort was updated though out the 19th century to keep abreast of developments in weaponry. By 1906 all the large guns had been removed and replaced by three machine guns in the fort and three in its wing batteries. At this time the fort became a defensible barrack and a base for mobile guns rather than a permanent defence. During the First World War brick gun emplacements were constructed and during the Second, when the fort was home to two batteries of 25 pounder field guns, concrete emplacements were added. Fort Burgoyne remains virtually unchanged today but it is not accessible to the public, being within the secure area of Connaught Barracks.
  13. UK Fort Burgoyne november 2010

    will add a few of mine soon
  14. History stolen from Subterranean History. This is the Eastern end of a large tunnel complex in ******* Street, which began as separate tunnels but were linked during WW2 for use as air raid shelters. The main part of this section is the 900ft long Cowgate Tunnel which connected ******* Street with Durham Hill. Unfortunately, this tunnel was penetrated by a shell during WW2 which resulted in the death of 63-year old Mrs. Patience Ransley, who was sheltering inside at the time. The tunnel is blocked at the point of the shell penetration, which occured within the grounds of Cowgate Cemetery on the surface. Conditions are poor due to roof falls and rotten timber props. Due to revelopment of the Durham Hill area, the entrance at that end seems to have vanished. The passage going West from the main entrance tunnel passes a vent shaft and kiln, and was originally known as 'Soldiers' Home Caves', due to them being behind the old Soliders' Home. The passage continues to a metal gate which blocks access to the next set of tunnels, which are known as 'Croucher's Tunnels'. shell damaged section the kiln a shoe a chair locked gate to other section
  15. Ramsgate Tunnels 13/10/10

    nice pics,only 2 more sections of the tunnels to go
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