Ok, heres another place Ive visited a few times now, with various poeple.
My last visit was with Timtom, Pinky, Chrispy.
Not alot of history with the actual tunnel, but loads with the site its on.
Its on the site of the old TB hospital, and was one of the biggest in the south.
Apparently they thought that the sea air would help cure people with TB.
This was what the hospital looked like, before being demo'd, and it was nearly 1/2 a mile longThe garden site was at one time a Royal National Hospital for diseases of the chest and for 80 years it was a major factor in Isle of Wight life at Ventnor. But with the discovery of an effective treatment for tuberculosis the hospital became redundant and soon deteriorated beyond repair. It was demolished in 1969.
And now its just a massive garden
Heres what it was used for as stated in the Ventnor Hospital book by E.F.Laidlaw;
And an ariel view;
Ok on with the pics;
The big steel gate they have installed.
The original wooden gate at the start.
There were a couple of these drain holes in the walls.
Along the tunnel, near the end(note the cart tracks still exist).
A bit of light painting 8)
Looking out to sea with the gate at the end.
Again, out to see, past the gate.
Looking back in.
Tunnel celing, close up.
The padlock on the end gate.
And another classic spider shot.
Timtom has a few good pics too, Im sure he wont mind adding them to this thread.