Reading War Room's (Blast Door)
Reading's Top Secret Government Cold War Bunker. (Regional War Room 6 RSG6)
Monkton Farleigh Ammunition Tunnel
During the 1930s there was a recognition for ammunition storage - this was one of them.

In 1937 The Great Western Railway Service was contracted to lay sidings and a 1000 foot long raised loading platform complete with a narrow gauge track to carry the ammunition wagons. Outline plans had already been prepared to drive a mile long tunnel from the heart of the workings terminating in an underground sorting yard built beneath the sidings in the valley below.
Victorian Reservoir
Something different from my photos, here is a photo i had taken inside a Disused Victorian Underground Reservoir (Cistern) which served a town down the South part of the UK - most reservoirs like this became disused in the 1970s due to the modern concrete reservoirs which replaced them.

Opening an overgrown hatch covered with some earth i was surprised to what i had just found, the mound gave something away as i entered the darkness down a crumbling rusty ladder into the unknown.
Brewers Gut Culvert
It is said it is a culverted remain off the leat of Reading town mill. Bridge Street was originally called Seven Bridges Street and as well as the town mill (flour mill) river ran in several channel across gravel beds where the sheeps fleeces were pegged out to be washed.

The several gravel beds are still here till this day hidden deep below the water.

The stream provided water to St Giles Mill which was demolished 120 years ago.
Storm Drain
Back in the Summer, lifting many manhole covers up looking for new culverts or long lost streams to explore, i came across this huge storm drain system under the Town, it seems it went on for some good distance but i did not walk the full length of it due to the worry of it might fill up with not many escape routes out, some parts you can stand up while others you cant.

What is a Storm Drain? well a storm drain is infrastructure designed to drain excess rain.
ARP Wardens Post
It seems Reading had or has quite a lot of these, surprisingly many of them are still standing buried beneath the ground.
This was a surprising find back in the summer (this year) as i was looking for a new adventure, a new explore and was just going around the places i know there is something and lifting up manholes.

I later on found one on a grass verge in Tilehurst where i thought there is said to be a stream culvert running underneath but no i was wrong, well amazed!!!
Old Mill Stream Culvert
It is said it is a culverted remain off the leat of Reading town mill. Bridge Street was originally called Seven Bridges Street and as well as the town mill (flour mill) river ran in several channel across gravel beds where the sheeps fleeces were pegged out to be washed.

The several gravel beds are still here till this day hidden deep below the water.

The stream provided water to St Giles Mill which was demolished 120 years ago.
Vastern Ditch Culvert
Deep below one of Reading’s busiest streets lies a network of subterranean culverts going for miles. Having already explored the Holy Brook(created by medieval monks) and Old Mill Stream Culvert (originally part of Courages Brewery), there was another I was keen to explore: Vastern Ditch. I had heard stories that the area underneath Vastern Road and Caversham Road was hollow. That was hard to believe until I saw a photo online taken in the 1970s, showing Vastern Road collapsed.
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Callum Cromwell - Reading - United Kingdom - Callums Night Photography

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