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Ouseburn Culvert/Air Raid shelter - June 2013

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​The culvert was constructed between 1907-1911 carrying the Ouseburn underneath the suburb of Heaton. It runs for a total length of 2150 ft and built at a cost of £23,000. From 1911 the valley in which the Ouseburn runs through was filled gradually over 40 years of industrial and household waste with a plan to provide a level ground for housing, however, shortly after this new government regulations were introduced so houses were not to be built on landfill. In 1939 part of the culvert was converted into an air raid shelter housing upto 3000 people during the war. This was done by actually splitting the culvert in two, a concrete platform now sits above the water.

My Visit

This isn't the first visit for me and probably wont be the last. I've never been happy with the images that i got from in here but that changed after this visit. Im yet to walk the entire length of the actually culvert what your seeing here is the converted air raid shelter section. I think its about time i got myself some waders and headed underneath the platform.

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Looks very nice, thanks for sharing, love a bit of underground

 

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Looks alright does that mate, very nice shots go on get those wellies out :D2:

 

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Nice one and history write up cannot wait to get back down =}

 

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Oh yes she is a corker and I know what you mean about heading under

You got some good pics there :D

 
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Cheers guys, haven't done many underground sites, bar this and another nearby but i think this could be the start of something special

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Thats great mate and very well lit

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Thanks guys, much appreciated!


 
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Really like that, thanks for sharing!

 

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Bloody hell, can you imagine being stuck down there with bombs going off above, must have been a chilling experience.

Thanks for sharing :D

 
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Bloody hell, can you imagine being stuck down there with bombs going off above, must have been a chilling experience.Thanks for sharing :D
Cheers shush!! the culvert actually floods up through small holes cut out of the platform during bad weather. would of been some scary sh*t being stuck down there.


 
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