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    Default Deep Shelter C. Surrey Feb 2014


    Love this place it’s my Sunday best, dropped in on many occasions with Goatboy, Big R, Tall C, & Little Fish.
    A little history for those that don’t know. Sorry begged, borrowed, and Stolen.

    This large public air raid shelter is one of four which were proposed and built by Surrey Council
    at the beginning of WW2. The plan was to build 3 parallel longitudinal tunnels into the chalk hillside
    with 4 parallel lateral tunnels linking them. The plan was never fully carried out with two of the
    longitudinal tunnels stopping in a sheer white face of chalk. After the war the shelter was mothballed
    and lay empty until a firm that made precision lenses for telescopes took them over.
    The constant temperature was ideal for the processes involved and the long tunnels perfect for testing
    the focus of the lenses. Sadly the dampness and coldness was not conducive for the electrical sockets
    and precision machinery so the ever-inventive workers reverse wired a fridge so it would act as a
    dehumidifier and keep the condensation levels down. Eventually the optical firm moved out and was
    replaced by a motor vehicle repair workshop. After some time they also moved out and the shelter sealed shut.


    Hope you enjoy cheers.

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    Last edited by Cachewoo; 12th Mar 14 at 11:43.

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    What a cracking find looks like there are some interesting bits lying around as well,great photos.

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    Awesome! Fantastically lit shots sir! Cheers for sharing :)
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    Looking real good, I need to get down there soon.
    Old enough to know better

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    I like this. Thanks for sharing

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    Nice mate . Real nice. What an interesting history to it too. We still got to arrange our visit too ;)
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    Looks like a great place. Great shots too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yeah, this place is brilliant.. Really want to go back soon.
    http://www.worthinstallations.com
    My beautiful little wife is currently expecting twins :D

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    Might as well pop this up from my little mooch with Cachewoo...
    Not all that and filmed the wrong way round..
    Damn I'm good!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8fYXiBGPOM
    http://www.worthinstallations.com
    My beautiful little wife is currently expecting twins :D

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