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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Ashley Road Deep Shelter, Epsom
This public air raid shelter is one of a number commissioned by Surrey Council just before the beginning of WW2. It is similar in layout and construction as the Foxenden Quarry and Coulsdon shelters, some sections being lined with brick or corrugated steel and other parts remaining unlined. The system of parallel tunnels are accessed via a long passage in a deep cutting of the hillside. After having abandoned for many years, the tunnels are now in the hands of an airsoft group, who are maintaining the tunnels and use them for games.
Many thanks to the owners for allowing this visit.