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UK AEI Henley Air Raid Shelter, Gravesend - Jan 2016

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Popped in here to test out my new torch the other day, as it's local and I wondered if it was still 'doable' turns out it is. 

 

You can see my original report here http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/topic/3937-aei-henley-cable-works-gravesend-feb-2011/#comment-2646

 

The factory is no longer there at all apart from one admin block at the end of the site, but the air raid shelters are still there, buried inside the chalk cliffs at the rear of the original site. Once you've fought your way through all the sticky mud to get there, you get to walk round one of the nicest and cleanest sets of air raid shelters I think you'll ever see. 

 

On with a few photos. 

 

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And lastly, I quite like doing these shots in tunnels. 

 

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Thanks for looking, 

 

Maniac. 

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@Lenston the torch is good. I rekon I'll probably lose it within a month or so going by my past experiences. I don't have a lot of luck with torches. Iv'e got two new ones to lose now as I brought a P7.2 the other day as well. :D 

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cant believe this is still open!!! you can come from the road above via a staircase rather than ruin your boots :) new torch doing the business

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