Fun place to visit if not really stinky, these tunnels are designed differently than to most of the other tunnels Ive seen. These are built more like air raid shelters and deep level shelters rather than the sandstone and slate Im used to! Different terrains I guess!
These tunnels were “prepared” in 1936 to be shelter and to maintain production during WWII, now buried in the heart of a building site the clocks are ticking until the eminent backfill.
Really glad to have seen these!
In 1936 Austin became Chairman of a shadow factory scheme set up by the government. Close by was a new Aero Factory which would become known as East Works. A series of tunnels was also prepared to provide shelter from air raids and a safe place to relocate manufacturing operations in case of heavy
For the other set of tunnels, please visit here and here ….