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Vandicourt Quarry, Micklefield - January 2017

-Raz-

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Vandicourt Quarry is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The rocks here are limestones which were formed in a shallow tropical sea, known as the Zechstein Sea, about 255 million years ago during the Permian Period. The Zechstein Sea extended from eastern England across northern Europe. ​

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During the second world war the tunnels beneath the quarry were used by local people as air raid shelters.​

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I came across this place a fair few months ago with @Fatpanda after heading over to see his new house i noticed a quarry from the side of the road so off we headed to see what was there, and to our amazement we actually found a tunnel at the base of the limestone cliff which led to a rather small set of tunnels which were filled with lots of rusty old bike wheels, and some other rusty items. There was a few old newspapers too but they were in a fairly bad state so I couldn't make out the dates :(  There is evidence that local yobbos use the place drinking venue too :D

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Sorry if some of the shots seem a little overexposed but I found it pretty hard to take photos in here for some reason!​

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Thanks for looking​
 

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That's a really nice find. Always gratifying, to discover something like that unexpectedly.
Thanks Andy, it is a good feeling finding a new place and makes it much more interesting exploring not knowing what you will find! 

 

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Pretty interesting that mate, cool find (y)  

 

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Always a bonus to find something unexpected and nothing wrong with those pics mate (y)  

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