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Friday, September 12, 2008
Llanberis RAF Ammo Depot, Wales
This old slate quarry and associated tunnels were converted into an ammo depot at the beginning of WW2. The ammo was brought in on a train and stored in a series of long galleries. The galleries were two storey, with vaulted ceilings on the upper level, and passages linking them. Lifts, which brought the ammo to the upper level, still remain. A large portion of the depot collapsed in 1942 covering a train and thousands of tons of bombs, but this area is now cleared and open.
Although this site was open for many years, it is now private and access has been restricted.
Looking down to the collapsed open area
In the collapsed open area looking towards the remaining part
The train portal, the track would have been on the right
Looking between the galleries on the lower level
One of the galleries on the lower level
Looking towards one of the ammo lifts Closer view of the lift
An original sign, prohibiting spitting
Looking towards the steps to the upper level
One of the galleries on the upper level
Passage between the galleries
Another gallery, looking towards the ammo lift
Back down on the lower level
Tunnel leading out to open quarry at the rear of the depot
Looking back along the train portal
In the collapsed, now open, area looking towards the train tunnel