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This was the 2nd explore on my last day up sunny North with Paul.where i knew i was going to need something a little heavier than my Velbon tripod which fitted nicely inside my rucksack,so entry to a few of the places visited was ballache with tut tripod on the outside of my bag which pissed me off no end with acces to places like this.. Anyway now you know that fascinating fact i shall continue. Hulme Flumes Little Brother it seems is a sewer overflow which outfalls into the River Medlock.Really enjoyed this one as small a place as it is,nice walk along the river to grab the standard shots in Umist on the way back As you step up from the river of rubbish you are greeted by this .. So a bit of this with Big torch seemed appropriate.. Very unprofessional Umbex of me as i couldnt be arsed to cliamber up and light down from the section just right,paul did but that's because he is a pro A shot looking down from the walk way and one from in the stink looking at that penstock which i had to climb back in several times to get to my satisfaction Got up close and personal to teh Poopz so i could have a proper look down here,paul wasn't sure but seemed to think this slope leads down to a syphon so any one who knows otherwise please feel free to chip in! Fisheye overkill to get it all in! and back out and heading towards Umist Coned off And off we trundled..thanks for looking at yet another report Does he look a happy chap
These aren't the best pics in the world but like a penis I didn't check my F until I was on my way out The manchester drizzle was coming down as normal but it didn't constitute rain so I parked up the van and pulled on my waders and high vis jacket Walking past the busy skatepark no one batted an eyelid due to my invisibility cloak Hulme Flumes Little Brother By the time I was leaving HFLB the fresh was starting to overflow and the noise levels were rising I reached the outfall and the river had risen about a foot, heading out meant I had a belly high wade across the river UMIST The River Medlock originally flowed a different path until this big concrete box was put in place to divert it
After spending many many hours down shorts tunnels i went slighltly mad but was well worth it went down one day when it was dark came back out and it was dark again. ive finally sorted through my 10gb of pictures sorry for all the pics. if ive got any of the details wrong let me no and ill change it. the tunnels were original built for Shorts brothers sea plane factory in pre war times. in 1941 the tunnels were extended to contain the public air raid shelter parts these were around 300 meters long with many entrances and exits they also contain a command centre and a medical centre. after the war the blawknox took over the sight. in the 1990s the sight was abandoned and left to decay the was a development on the sight as a massive housing complex was built all around it. the sight has suffered from serious vandal problems as of late including a severe fire which resulted in the sight being sealed by the council. factory parts of the site im guessing this was the were the genrators were and the mail room toilets unfinished sections of the tunnels possibly an extension this is one of the air shafts and one of the man holes always waned to no were these came out. on to the air raid sections i have an obbsesion with the signs dwn here an interesting attempt at a wall gun shots the well are these stores or bays of some form medical stations approaching this we could here rushing water and found the medical station partially flooded by a burst pipe the tunnels had many first aid boxes scatered throughout the illusive black door and some graffiti dnt no when its from id like to think the war the elevator tunnel does anyone no were this came out sorry for the shear amount of pictures just dnt wana miss anything does anyone have a map of the place?