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Post Underground Sheffield, River Don Tunnels - July 2010. - 20-07-2010, 22:41

Underground Sheffield, River Don Tunnels - Visited By Ojay, Thompski & Woodburner.

Determined to check out some industry and leave the drains until the afternoon, it wasn't long before we accidentally found ourselves below ground...


Whilst mooching around a very 'on top' location looking for something other that the usual long-abandonded factory or pigeon-infested warehouse we found a normally locked door was thoughtlessly left unlocked....

I think we must have fallen over each other in a comedy attempt to see what lay beyond. (Some rickety wooden steps down below was the answer).

Strangely lights were on, but as it turned out nobody was home.

Under the building was a huge network of cellar like catacombs and hidden rooms, some bricked, others accessible. Oddly enough despite the lighting the entirity of the sub-basement didn't appear to be used for anything apart from storage and service pipes..

After having a good mooch about and taking some shots, we decided to head back to our entrance, then suddenly on the left appeared another tunnel tucked away around the otherside of an abandoned plant room. Later on we discovered that it led under the river Don.

Further along it suddenly changed shape into what was essentially a cast-iron tunnel with a steady flow of water seaping through, at this point I would say we were directly under the river.

What an extraordinary find, talk aboout stumble upon.

Starting with that elusive door



Service Tunnel



Sub-basement



Hidden rooms



Pump?



Compressor?



More tunnels



Under the River Don



All in all an interesting place, although not too much to see this place delivered!

Thanks for looking


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Default 21-07-2010, 09:49

Nice stuff, they may have been air raid shelters. I worked in a few steel works in the city which had them.

There's a few tunnel systems in Sheffield, including one under the Old Queens Head and one under the Dove and Rainbow


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Default 21-07-2010, 10:31

NIce find. On the last photo it looks like there's some new cabling top right. Also the air looks a bit ion the lumpy side.
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Default 21-07-2010, 10:46

nice explore, something a little different


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Default 21-07-2010, 11:19

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Nice stuff, they may have been air raid shelters.
That's what I was thinking.

Great find.


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Default 21-07-2010, 11:37

good stuff ojay
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Default 21-07-2010, 19:15

Amazing find...looks great down there. Like the look of the under river bit alot.
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Default 25-07-2010, 22:54

im amazed, had no idea these tunnels were down there, great find an brill pictures


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Default 31-07-2010, 21:12

Nice one


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