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    I was determined to get myself out after sitting on my bum, gaining weight, doing coursework for weeks, so I did a handful of small explores:

    It was briefly used during WWI and also during WWII, accommodating bombers, among other aircraft. It saw it's fair share of action with crash landings and bombings. During the 1970s, some of the buildings were used by a telecoms company.

    These were some of the buildings that were used by the telecoms company after the war. I'm not sure what they were originally used for during the war.
    DSC01578 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Note the ensemble of insulators placed outside the door
    DSC01582 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    What's inside them you say? Well, I was quite surprised to find an old lorry in the corner of one of them.
    DSC01584 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    The cab was very wobbly :D
    DSC01585II by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Another one was filled with animal boxes from the nearby zoo.
    DSC01586 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Exterior shot of some of the other buildings scattered about.
    DSC01601 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Pickett Hamilton Fort with a tree growing out of it!
    DSC01588 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    On to the Battle HQ...
    DSC01558 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Stairs leading down.
    DSC01560 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Nice old door.
    DSC01562 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    One of the rooms. A good opportunity to test out my diffused Xenon light.
    DSC01573 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Comms equipment would have been housed in this area. You can see some cabling for telephones coming from the conduit on the right.
    DSC01574 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Small ladder that goes down from the hatch next to the OP.
    DSC01566 by slimjim_90, on Flickr



    Inside the OP.
    DSC01567 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Lots of pre-fab surface shelters about.
    DSC01595 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Inside one of the shelters. A long tunnel like section, with an escape hatch at the end and what looks to be toilets.
    DSC01592 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Escape hatch in the shelter.
    DSC01593 by slimjim_90, on Flickr

    Very enjoyable explore and more to the site than first meets the eye.

    Thanks for looking!

    SJ.
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    Ah crap, I forgot to put the county and date in the thread title :D
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    Excellent stuff mate..love the underground stuff.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Excellent stuff mate..love the underground stuff.
    Thank you, Squire! :D
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    Very nice indeed :)

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    Nice one, you cant beat a staircase just going into the earth! Love the tree coming through the pillbox thingy too!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    I want me a bunker all of my own now!

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    Great set of photos looks like there is still loads to see!Thanks for sharing.

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    Battle HQ is a nice survivor.

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    interesting. that truck used to belong to a Zoo going by the sign writing.

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