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  1. I have visited these tunnels many times but never captured a complete set i was happy with. Went down with the fisheye this time as the sigma is in the shop Visited with Obscurity and a non member Pics.. Toilet blocks can be seen on the left spur. there is several different construction types used and parts have been bored out using a machine and my favourite shot.. Thanks for looking and sorry about fisheye overkill..sigmas out the shop soon so back to 10-200mm very soon
  2. A little bit of torrential rain put us off of our planned explore, luckily this little gem was the backup! really tidy little set of tunnels including the bits cut with the new tunnel boring machine, strange to go into a set and not see a load of chalk graf but kinda nice History here: http://www.subterraneanhistory.co.uk/2007/02/winchelsea-caves-dover.html those chairs, even thou i knew they were there still caused a fright, i smashed my head on the ceiling one whilst doing the silohette on the last shot
  3. A brief explore from a month or so ago, visited with Space Invader, Obscurity and Wevsky, I have to admit that pics arent the best but its the taking part that counts Now for a brief bit of history borrowed from Sub Brit These tunnels, in the former Winchelsea Quarry, were used during WW2 as air raid shelters. They were constructed in the form of four parallel corridors with two intersecting passages. There were four original entrances in the quarry and two more which spur off from a junction at the opposite end of the tunnel. The quarry entrances were used as workshops by the company which owned the tunnels and the other two entrances have been sealed. One was located behind the Westmount building and the other was located in another chalk pit in Tower Hamlets, where the houses of 'The Abbots' road are now located. According to ARP records of the time, the shelter was designed to accommodate just over 1,000 people. Some wartime photos still remain of people sheltering in these tunnels as well as many dated etchings on the chalk walls Tunnel Plan And now for the all important pics An almost transparent Space Invader Well worth a visit if ever you're passing, thanks for taking the time to look at my pics
  4. UK Winchelsea Tunnels,Dover 2010

    These tunnels, in the former Winchelsea Quarry, were used during WW2 as air raid shelters. They were constructed in the form of four parallel corridors with two intersecting passages. There were four original entrances in the quarry and two more which spur off from a junction at the opposite end of the tunnel. The quarry entrances are now used as workshops by the company which owns the tunnels and the other two entrances have been sealed. One was located behind the Westmount building and the other was located in another chalk pit in Tower Hamlets, where the houses of 'The Abbots' road are now located. According to ARP records of the time, the shelter was designed to accommodate just over 1,000 people. Some wartime photos still remain of people sheltering in these tunnels as well as many dated etchings on the chalk walls
  5. In the former Winchelsea Quarry lays a large network of tunnels which were used during WW2 as air raid shelters. The basic layout consists of four parallel tunnels with connecting passages. Originally there was a total of four entrances in the quarry which the current company that own the land are using as workshops and two more at the opposite end of the tunnel which are now sealed up. I would like to kindly thank the land owners for allowing us permission to visit this site and allowing us the day to walk around and have a good look.
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