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Snargate Tunnels East, Dover ,nov 2011

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a little history...

This is the Eastern end of a large tunnel complex in Snargate 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 Snargate 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. It is however possible to go much further than the blockage shown on the plan below, but 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.

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some graffiti

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Patience Ransley shoe :roll:

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Thanks for looking :beer:

 
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Well bugger me, 2 reports from you in a week! That's gotta be some sort of record!

 

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Nice pics mate, i dont remeber those bars being on the back of that gate! :roll:
They wern't, they've strengthened that gate right up compared to what it was.

 

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......its a cool place, woz there a section of fencing missing when you guys went? we just walked right in no probz! ive just been trying a new toy out in there, wot do ya think? not too shonky

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nice report, hope ya dont mind me adding these to it matey :Devil:

 

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Nice pics mate, i dont remeber those bars being on the back of that gate! :roll:
They wern't, they've strengthened that gate right up compared to what it was.
I think youg frosty was being sarcastic maniac..no wait im sure of it :lol: :lol:

 
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no problem fat wreck nice shots mate (y) we went for the crawl under option at the time :)

 
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