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UK Mote Park Mine Kent december 2014

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Not much to say about this one ,It was a Ragstone mine for building stone, probably 19th century,there has been much rumour of tunnels under this area and not much actual information ,seems it was opened up many years ago and surveyed after it had been sealed up in the 1960's,some evidence of later visits are visable but other than that it seems to have been forgotton about and became more rumour than fact in later years!

Props to Obs for finding a way into this one

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Its always good to see somewhere new and im glad to see you guys cracked this place.

Cool shots there Wevs :thumb

I cant take any credit mate i was under doctors orders to rest..that Obscurity chap did all the leg work ..but yeah it is nice to see something new so close to home :thumb

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seems a pic link is broken should any one care to add this to the line where the pic has failed it sohould sort it out

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Great stuff Wev's, Always nice to see some nice claustrophobic cramped and possibly in danger of a cave in underground stuff!! Thanks!!

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