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CY88

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Some of you may recall that in the "Secret Room" thread a few months ago, I said that I thought I had a nazi bunker buried in my garden. Well, since then I decided to get off my backside and excavate it. spin

Our house is in an old quarry, and when we bought it five or so years ago, the previous owner (an old guy) told us that there was a tunnel built by the germans during WW2. He said it was big enough to drive into, and that his father had buried the entrance during redevelopments, but not before filling it with stuff that lying around the property (?). He showed me the rough location, and I've marked it on this little map with a red dot....



Because this is Pistonheads, to illustrate another way, here is the location immediately behind my MX5wink.



Since then, an old gardener has told me that it was full of nazi vehicles eek, but i've taken that with a pinch of salt.

However, i knew that there were in fact several tunnels nearby on other properties. My neighbours have one, now used as a store which can be seen from the road....

ETA: Pic removed (Apologies)

and there is another one further up the road, in a roadside bank, which is also being used as a store....

(from the outside)


But, the problem with mine is that is far more buried!

So I traced some WW2 reconnaisance photos of the property, which appeared to show the entrance road. These were taken in 1945, and i've marked the entrance in red - you can just see the road turning into the shadow cast by the entrance...



Armed with all this info, a few weeks back I started clearing the undergrowth around the entrance....

What started like this....



quickly became this....



and then this...



The steps in that last one aren't anything to do with the bunker, and will be sacrificed. Oh, and that boulder on the left is going to cause problems toowink....


I soon realised that, as mentioned in the last thread, I needed heavy duty equipment to continue. So today, a digger was delivered bounce


And I got impatient....

so i got some guys in and we got stuck in this afternoon....


















As we dig down, the boulder starts to look precarious....


It eventually starts to topple.... and the digger driver has to steady it down...



As I was taking the picture, he was actually shouting at me to move my car, which was behind the digger at the time and at risk of being hit as he reversed.

(from the yard)


(from where it came)




As the huge rock rolled away though, the spotter shouted that he'd seen something that had been uncovered....



We shift a few more rocks and.... reckon we found the entrance bounce ..



Unfortunately.... the boulder was too big for the digger to move (we estimated about 8 tonnes) and we needed to get behind it to keep digging. So we had to call a halt to proceedings while I source a rock-breaker attachment for the digger!

oh, and I hadn't warned the wife either... so I had this to explain when she came home


More updates this weekend smile


Edited on 12th June to add:

As at today this thread stands at 106 pages. Its full of the drama, comedy and heartache that PH legendary threads are known for. If you would prefer not to partake of the adventure, I've created a blogsite where only the information that I post appears (although only in summary form). I would thoroughly recommend reading the whole thread (if you have timewink because the contributions of many are often not to be missed)

Otherwise for the blog click here... Yes, I have a short attention span







Edited by CY88 on Friday 27th June 08:26

satchbot

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lotusryan

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Wow awesome. I love that Range Rover. Had a 91, 93 Miata as well, and currently have a 2004 Mazdaspeed in the garage. smile

tracer.smart

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Top stuff, keep it coming! bounce

john_p

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Bookmarked! party
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TVR Moneypit

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eek

Keep us posted.

B17NNS

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clap Cool, looking forward to the next update.

stuthemong

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Epic smile

More more more!

Andrew[MG]

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You should write this up properly in some kind of blog format! This is the kind of thing that would get right to the top of Digg and sites like that. Think of the ad revenuewinknot that you need it with all the Nazi gold and Maybachs.....

ff5317

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We may be about to learn the whereabouts of the fabled nazi gold.

central

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Penny-lope

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Ghee what are you boys like hehe

But does look fun.....has anyone got some extra popcorn? A whole tub's always too much for me biggrin

Oh, and hope the little woman was cool about the mess

satchbot

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There you go!

stigmundfreud

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subscribed to see the updates. When I was a kid we grew up in Cromwell street, Gloucester. My dad found a tunnel under our patio but I dont remember much. We got moved out of the house and never went back

RobDickinson

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Bah cant see the pix here, well will catch up later..

Penny-lope

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satchbot said:


There you go!
Why thank you, kind sir....

yellowtr

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Nice one, bookmarked smile

MDIZZLE

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Cool, looking forward to some updates!

Mattt

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Great thread. Do you reckon you'll find Hitler's body, or maybe Osama Bin Laden?

deevlash

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yay! Im going to like this thread, its got diggers, nazis, tunnels, an annoyed wife, pictures and even an mx5! biggrin
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