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Default 13-04-2011, 10:47

Was just using torches and some home made side lighters


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Default 13-04-2011, 15:38

cool, worked well tbf dude!
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Default 13-04-2011, 15:54

Looks like a place well worthy of a mooch. Did you have free reign ?
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Default 14-04-2011, 16:34

Yes, and they even turned the lights on for a couple of hours! Gucci exploring.


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Default 15-04-2011, 09:17

Yeah was complete free reign it was great


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Default 03-05-2011, 23:27

Nice place, Excellent pics

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Default 21-05-2011, 23:09

Brilliant pictures there - really captures the very essence of a bunker. I've done the Drakelow tour with Sub Brit but I never saw half of what you've got up there.

Interesting to see the humidity trace peaking at 75% - the clockwork motor evidently having ran out at this point. Looking at the date on the trace (1990?), that chart could well have captured the switching off of the dehumidifiers / AC plant upon shutdown and decommissioning.

And the Commodore PET too - these no doubt being state of the art back in 80's!
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Default 22-05-2011, 16:23

An excellent report. Love the places that just look as though they have been evacuated, and everyone has just legged it. Gives a building a whole new look, totally different to empty. A more personal feel I think
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