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Thread: Rain, More Rain, and Tunnels - GKN Revisit Dec '12

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    I have to say I'd have given that a miss on a day like that.
    That parcel dated 1957 is great, any idea what's inside? :P


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    These are brilliant :D

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    Thanks everyone :)

    It's a pity you can't see it properly but in the 9th photo there was pretty much a river of water flowing down those stairs!

    It was a great way to round off 2012, probably one of my favourite explores I've done, in one of my favourite locations to boot.
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    Ace work Mook!. I bet that was a bastid to light down there, and to focus too!!!... Did it stink at all?.... Looks like loadsa pooh!!!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Hey Mookie !! You managed to get back then-and got some crackin' phots too !! I remember exploring the out builings at Fairmile a few years ago during pouring rain and it was an amazing experience !! Being underground listening to the torrent of running water must have been fantastic !! I envy you !! Well done mate - and i always told you that underground splores are the best !!:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Ace work Mook!. I bet that was a bastid to light down there, and to focus too!!!... Did it stink at all?.... Looks like loadsa pooh!!!
    Mostly oil and stuff but the nicked manholes did reveal a couple of open sewer courses, which was quite alarming!

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy5518 View Post
    Hey Mookie !! You managed to get back then-and got some crackin' phots too !! I remember exploring the out builings at Fairmile a few years ago during pouring rain and it was an amazing experience !! Being underground listening to the torrent of running water must have been fantastic !! I envy you !! Well done mate - and i always told you that underground splores are the best !!:)
    Haha it was pretty amazing acoustics I have to say, reminded me of the train works I did in Belgium during a simply biblical thunderstorm. Not only was the sound on the roof deafening but the 20 or so supports on the main factory floor all had drainpipes fixed to them going to beneath the floor, all of which were broken off about two feet from the floor...so not only did we have the rain on the roof but as soon as it hammered it down every single drainpipe started pouring water out of it onto the factory floor, the sound was simply incredible!
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    Great pics again, is it your last visit now? Did you also know that the hospital has now been given the go ahead? so bye bye tunnels!!

    I love the flowing water shots, I was once in a tall warehouse and the heavens opened, I haven't stood still in daylight taking pictures of a burst drain pipe so much lol :D

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDan View Post
    I have to say I'd have given that a miss on a day like that.
    That parcel dated 1957 is great, any idea what's inside? :P
    What I can remember, all the documents down there are old accounts of money taken in.
    ........:)..........

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    This place always is good - the rain makes it look fab :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derelict-UK View Post
    Great pics again, is it your last visit now? Did you also know that the hospital has now been given the go ahead? so bye bye tunnels!!
    Probably, yeah - I've seen pretty much every inch now.

    Didn't know the hospital plans had been given the green light, do you know what sort of time frame they are working on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    Probably, yeah - I've seen pretty much every inch now.

    Didn't know the hospital plans had been given the green light, do you know what sort of time frame they are working on?
    Not sure but I think they want to start it soon...

    http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...e-of-projects/

    http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...-hospital-bid/

    http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/...l_in_Sandwell/
    ........:)..........

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