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    Default Longbridge tunnels, Birmingham Aug 2013


    I popped down a couple of weeks ago without my camera and decided to pop back down (Technically I was on 1 - 10 so this is a dinner hour visit)





    The entry is starting to get a bit dodgy, someone has gone through one of the bottom steps and one of the steps higher up started to crumble below my foot which doesn't feel to good when you're alone.

    The plant and tunnels was used during WW2 to build plane engines




















    Fucksticks a light worm :(



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    Awesome set fella great bit of history for em as well.

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    so good man! nice one!

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    Looks like its definetly a place for wellies!

    Never knew such place was around!

    Looks well worth a future visit!

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    Think the aero engines are Bristol Pegasus which I believe were also produced at Drakelaw,great pics.

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    My Father-in-Law worked at the Longbridge factory, in the West works and he used to say there were engines and complete cars in the tunnels.

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    There was a complete mini in the tunnels, it was removed in May.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ngham-22551532
    Last edited by krela; 21st Aug 13 at 07:33.

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    Great shots. I've worked in a few car plants in the Midlands (not Longbridge though) and they all have stories about tunnels under the works.

    It's nice to see some that are actually documented.
    Some days you wake and immediately start to worry. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    There was a complete mini in the tunnels, it was removed in May.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ngham-22551532
    Lik eth ebit about doing a rebuild. It's a shell all they need to do is buy a new one from Heritige in Witney.
    Saw these on Flickr andthough they were great.
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    nice stuff mr powers
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