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Harrogate / Brunswick Tunnel And Air Raid Shelter Oct 2019

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wappy

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This was the second tunnel of the day was getting bit tired and wet but found it straight away luckly.Its the first ive seen with no shafts or refuges and a shelter in side.

On 20th July 1848, the inaurgural train rumbled through Harrogate tunnel into Brunswick station. Fourteen years later, the North Eastern railway opened a station in the centre of town and Brunswick was closed to passengers, though it clung to life as a goods depot for a short while. With vertical walls and a curved roof, the tunnel runs directly beneath Langcliffe Avenue. It was only built to keep the unsightly railway out-of-sight of Harrogate's affluent townsfolk.

Brunswick tunnel found a new use during WW2 when an air raid shelter was built just inside the west portal.It was the only large public shelter in that part of Harrogate. Harrogate was only bombed once in 1941 and that was in error when one German plane strayed over the town. The shelter was abandoned by 1943 and sealed. In 1954 the tunnel was surveyed for possible use by the Ministry of Supply as an engineering works but it was never used for this purpose. All evidence of the shelter entrance was finally removed in the 1960’s during road alterations. At this time workmen accidentally dug into the tunnel roof unaware of its existence!

I wont go on too much about history as am sure its been said before but loads more info on the links below


Info from Harrogate (Brunswick) Tunnel

And https://www.subbrit.org.uk/sites/brunswick-tunnel-air-raid-shelter/


Eastern Portal

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Looking back to east portal

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First sight of old shelter

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Looking back to east portal

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Looking up steps

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The old enterance to shelter

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Looking back to east portal from top of steps

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Thanks for looking
 

Sabtr

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A curious tunnel that. Different to the usual stuff. Definitely worth the effort of looking inside. Thanks for sharing.
 

Derelictman7

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This was the second tunnel of the day was getting bit tired and wet but found it straight away luckly.Its the first ive seen with no shafts or refuges and a shelter in side.

On 20th July 1848, the inaurgural train rumbled through Harrogate tunnel into Brunswick station. Fourteen years later, the North Eastern railway opened a station in the centre of town and Brunswick was closed to passengers, though it clung to life as a goods depot for a short while. With vertical walls and a curved roof, the tunnel runs directly beneath Langcliffe Avenue. It was only built to keep the unsightly railway out-of-sight of Harrogate's affluent townsfolk.

Brunswick tunnel found a new use during WW2 when an air raid shelter was built just inside the west portal.It was the only large public shelter in that part of Harrogate. Harrogate was only bombed once in 1941 and that was in error when one German plane strayed over the town. The shelter was abandoned by 1943 and sealed. In 1954 the tunnel was surveyed for possible use by the Ministry of Supply as an engineering works but it was never used for this purpose. All evidence of the shelter entrance was finally removed in the 1960’s during road alterations. At this time workmen accidentally dug into the tunnel roof unaware of its existence!

I wont go on too much about history as am sure its been said before but loads more info on the links below


Info from Harrogate (Brunswick) Tunnel

And Brunswick Tunnel Air Raid Shelter – Subterranea Britannica


Eastern Portal

48849337302_687de42efe_b.jpg


Looking back to east portal

48849152811_68d72fb7bf_b.jpg


First sight of old shelter

48848821963_c961f2c555_b.jpg


Looking back to east portal

48849159886_73db5675a2_b.jpg


Looking up steps

48849363882_f84d4a69d4_b.jpg


The old enterance to shelter

48849195996_890dcb479f_b.jpg


Looking back to east portal from top of steps

48848808753_15550a6c2b_b.jpg



Thanks for looking
Hi, could you send me directions....I have been working with Martin Zero {Manchester Vlogger}..on two projects...love to film this one..thanx
 
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