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Yo Dawg

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December 2010

Dan’s boiler was bust, so he stayed in to wait for the landlord. I turned up, attacked it with a hammer and it worked again. We went out to play when Neb got here, choosing to walk half a mile into a road tunnel that tastes of death. We ended up dropping from one tunnel into another, finding a tunnel reminiscient of many of the cable runs in central London.

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Written by Winch

March 5th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Dan, Neb

Deep Level #4 – South Kentish Town

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February 2011

So far this evening we’d played hide and seek with both blue lights and track workers. A curtain twitcher is known to reside in an adjacent property to the access, and has called the police on ocassions. (Robbing the Cash Converters? Don’t make me laugh!) Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Winch

February 16th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Posted in Trains

Tagged with Gary, Neb, Otter, Patch

Deep Level #3 – Northern City Line

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February 2011

Sitting in an almost pitch black tunnel stripped of  rails and sleepers, the only light we can see is from some tunnel lights barely visible through a doorway a hundred or so metres up the line. Any rustling, kicking of ballast or movement is met with a curt and whispered “shutthefuckup!” We couldn’t sit there forever, we certainly couldn’t wait until the end of the tube service.

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February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Posted in Trains

Tagged with Gary, Neb, Otter, Patch

“Going Fishing”

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February 2011

Sporting waders regularly invites an inquisition from the public as to our immediate intentions. What are you doing? Where are you going? Where have you been? What’s down there? The Police have asked us what we’re doing, sometimes putting answers in our mouths. “Going Fishing?”, “Yes Officer!”.

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February 14th, 2011 at 9:07 am

Posted in Drains

Tagged with Neb

O RLY?

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February 2011

Eyeballs

Deep Ochre had been a target of mine for a while, although finding it seemed to consist of just looking for lids in a certain area. In all honesty, I didn’t know where I was meant to be looking or what I was going to find. A few hints had appeared on certain sites and by chance, I identified a lid that I thought would be it.

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Written by Winch

February 10th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Drains

Tagged with Larey, Neb

Playing on the Railways

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December 2010

Upon finishing some Reading recces, I suggest to Gary that as we were at loose ends, we should maybe go play on the railways? The networks of rail across the country offer a lot of potential points of interest, from laid up trains, boneyards, disused tunnels and old stations in cuttings, where better to get stuck in than dicking around on some local tracks with a camera?

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Written by Winch

January 19th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Posted in Trains

Tagged with Gary, Neb, Patch

International Drain Meet

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January 2011

The International Drain Meet was a celebration of drainors, and a great chance to meet parties from other areas that we haven’t taken the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with yet. Represented were  London, Manchester, North East England, Paris, Canada,  Brescia Underground and UE Kingz, and it was a pleasure to meet and spend time in The River Westbourne with all present.

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January 10th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Unnamed

with 5 comments

December 2010

Some nights you just have to travel together to a disused conference centre, play some tunes and drink beers, then sleep in a part built hotel nearby that ran out of funds after completing no more than 4 rooms, but still hadn’t turned off the electricity . Then tip-toe 9 strong around a disused art deco hospital before being chased out by a secca. Participate in the Urbania.

Lightshow
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December 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Posted in Social

Tagged with Ercle, Gary, Gina, Lutex, Mike, Neb, Patch

Abbey Mills Pumping Station

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2010, Sometime

Cathedral City

I made my way down to Abbey Mills one night with the children, following an excellent meal at some restaurant on Stratford High St, where we drank as much of the finest wine a fistfull of crumpled fivers could buy (one bottle between four). “Korsham Kidz, swigging Vodka on Westwells Road”, was the headline on the rumour-mongering 28DL months later; but we’ve been playing this game since before we’ve been walking. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 21st, 2010 at 2:55 am

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Gary, Gina, Neb

Eagle House

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August 2010

“Eagle’s fly high, but weasels don’t get caught in Jet engines”

…As I was once so succinctly told, a quote relayed from her father by a philosphical girlfriend. Not quite sure what it’s supposed to suggest? If you aim high, somebody will shaft you somewhere along the line? If you try and don’t succeed, cheat? Either way, this site was simple as pie. Back to basics, the hardest part was the 29 flights of stairs.

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Written by Winch

December 12th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Infrastructure/construction

Tagged with Brad, Chris, Gary, Neb

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