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South Forelands deep shelter 1, March 2013

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There's loads of these dotted around the Dover area. This one is one of the better ones in my opinion, and is one of the least reported so it would seem, mainly because it can be tricky to find if you don't know where it is (where as some of the others are easy to just stumble across)

They were all built to a similar design, and all built for the same reason - to shelter the military personnel manning the various guns and other defenses along the Dover cliffs during WWII. They don't really have names, but this one is often called South Forelands shelter number 1 to distinguish it from it's smaller counterpart just up the road. incidentally, someone's been having a clean out down here, and the floor of one of the tunnels was swept clean.

Only a few photos, as there's not a lot left really, and there's only so many photos of tunnels you can take.

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Thanks for looking!

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Very nice photos, love sites like this. Will get myself down there one day soon!

 

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Some reallllly nice shots there Maniac loving them lots :cool2:

 

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Still some photos are better then none, considering it must of been damn dark in there you got some great photos :beer: , cheers for sharing !

 

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thats quite nice for a tunnel hun, am liking it!

 

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Nice 1 Maniac, think this is the only one up there I haven't been in, some cracking pics there mate

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Some bloody cool shots there :cool2:

Makes ya wanna go under ground (y)

 

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Cheers one and all. :)

@silverainbow - it's probably the least visited of all the shelters up there for some reason. It used to be a PITA to get into, but KURGs recent sealing mission round there has actually made access easier believe it or not - if you go up there you'll see. (y)

 

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Some nice atmosphere going on here and well taken too. Your signature spoils them though mate, I'd reduce it a bit. ;)

 

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Nice one, I'm taking a little trip down dover soon :) xxx

 

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nice to see some bits have remained open up there. I never had any problem finding this one but i seem to remember finding it by complete luck years ago lol. Photography is improving mate you have some well lit shots there (y)

 

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nice to see some bits have remained open up there. I never had any problem finding this one but i seem to remember finding it by complete luck years ago lol. Photography is improving mate you have some well lit shots there (y)
Nicely lit mate..and obs is this the one we went in right by the plotting room?as yes i heard they where sealed apparantly not very well

 

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nice to see some bits have remained open up there. I never had any problem finding this one but i seem to remember finding it by complete luck years ago lol. Photography is improving mate you have some well lit shots there (y)
Nicely lit mate..and obs is this the one we went in right by the plotting room?as yes i heard they where sealed apparantly not very well
No, this is the one by the old farm building, just off the track (look for the telegraph pole and you can't miss it ;-) )

Cheers for the comments obs and others - it's not the photography that's necessarily improved, I got a new torch which lights stuff so much better underground - Fenix L41. If anyone's looking for a torch around £50 I thoroughly recommend it. (y)

 
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