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UER Forum > UE Photography > Bomb Proof Records Rooms (Viewed 328 times)
mookster 


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Bomb Proof Records Rooms
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Where better to go on the hottest day of the year than a nice cool underground location.

The history around it's use as a secure records store is pretty hard to find, as presumably the local council wanted to keep it's purpose and contents on the quiet as the records and documents and stuff stored inside was sensitive and valuable. Originally though the tunnel was constructed as part of a short-lived branch of an established railway. The branch was closed and dismantled in 1922 to make way for a main arterial road, which left two tunnels on the old branch line disused. The longer of the two, at 160 metres in length, was repurposed as an air raid shelter and later in the 1970s/80s it was turned into a shooting range, abandoned in 1997 after changes to gun laws were brought in. The shorter tunnel, at 65 metres, became the secure records store in around 1940. In the 1980s the council moved to a new building and it's around this time the records store became redundant - it's contents were transferred to the new location and it was closed.

The rooms themselves are split into two levels, most of them are empty save for either metal or very rotten wooden racking, however the upper levels at the very end contain a number of beautiful rusty trunks which stored deeds and other important documents for the most important and influential people in the city. Some names were recognisable - Fry (chocolates) and Wills (tobacco) - and some boxes dated way back into the mid 1800s.

Overall a very enjoyable, nicely cooled place to see.

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< Reply # 1 on 6/25/2020 4:27 PM >
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Way cool. Love it. Especially those trunks.




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< Reply # 2 on 6/25/2020 6:01 PM >
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Wow. Super neat.




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< Reply # 3 on 6/25/2020 6:35 PM >
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Awesome find! Is that a safe or a vault door in #9? Either way it's pretty cool.




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< Reply # 4 on 6/26/2020 1:43 AM >
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Wow this place is awesome! It's inspiring to see a place with such history for once not being trashed by graffiti and vandals. Walking through that water in that tunnel had to be fun though!




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Awesome find! Is that a safe or a vault door in #9? Either way it's pretty cool.


It's a safe door, recessed into the end of the tunnel by about six feet. So I assume it at one time had a long handle on it, and inside was a long tray that would have slid out as there was no possible way of getting to it otherwise. Very unique.

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Wow this place is awesome! It's inspiring to see a place with such history for once not being trashed by graffiti and vandals. Walking through that water in that tunnel had to be fun though!


The whole tunnel had about 10cm of water in it which made it interesting to navigate, it's also helped keep the casual idiots out. Sadly I can't see it staying too mint for too long as the council who own the tunnel have a £20 million COVID-19 related debt to pay off and so I think sealing up an old tunnel is quite low on their list of priorities!




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This is fucking awesome, nice work.




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one of coolest finds I have seen in a while actually! Great Job!




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This is just a wicked cool set. Thank you




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Amazing, unique set.




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Amazing set. Thanks for posting.




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Thanks all, it is certainly a unique spot! Not at all my usual fare but I do like stuff such as this.




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Dude this place is amazing! Those case are so fucking old!




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Very cool find. Love all the rusted trunks. Really great shots.




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