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    Default Grantham Water Works, Lincs, October 2015


    Looks like everyone has been busy getting out and about this weekend so here's my modest contribution. Had my eye on this place for ages. It's not been covered on here before as this place has been sealed for some time. However the opportunity arose so down I popped. Very little history on the place but this is the underground Victorian reservoir of the Grantham Water Company which was formed in 1855. It's at the top of a hill which allowed it to use gravity to feed the growing market town with the water supply it needed.

    Haven't really done much subterranean stuff bar Megatron. The light was pretty much non-existent so quite challenging photography-wise. Tripod essential. Tried painting with light and using conventional flash. The biggest issue was the auto-focus wouldn't work very well so lots of blurred reject shots. Anyhow got some half-decent pictures in the end so here they are.

    Here's the main gate:

    img2363 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The former access point got sealed back in 2008. Not too sure who Bazoo is though:

    img2360 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    There's something interesting down there:

    img2358 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Is this the way in?

    img2357 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Well looky here! Someone has kindly installed a ladder for us.

    img2356 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And down we go...

    img2318 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Wow!

    img2315 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    There's some rusty pumps:

    img2319 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2341 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And lots of bricks:

    img2324 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2331 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    and arches:

    img2326 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2333 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Plus a bit of rubble here and there:

    img2327 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img2345 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And there's that alternative entrance point at the far end:

    img2329 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Think I picked the right way in!

    img2350 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And lots of rusty cross-struts:

    img2337 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Apart from that it's pretty empty as you would expect:

    img2354 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A bit different that so thanks for looking.

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    Looks like it needs a good clear out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Looks like it needs a good clear out!

    Indeed Krela. But how do you get those big lumps of concrete out of there - that could be a difficult one!

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    When you said rusty you weren't kidding were you, I liked that, Thanks
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    Nice one,thanks for sharing.

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    Big big yes to this
    I've wanted to see this place for a couple of years
    top work hughie
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    Awesome place!
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    Liking this one a lot hughie
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Cheers guys. Get there while you can if you want to see it!

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    Nice one, you done well to light it. Loving the natural lighting on that ladder tho.
    Excellent report thinks for sharing :)
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