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London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:07:58 pm »
In my daily amble along the route of the Northern Line it's finally come to my notice that there are a series of circular structures.

Here's a few : -
Stockwell
Clapham High St
Clapham North

I presume they're something to do with the construction and/or venting of the tube line, but I can't find anything on Google about them.

Can anyone point me in the right direction ?
Rust never sleeps


Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 01:44:14 pm »
Brilliant !   Thank you !  Fascinating.
Rust never sleeps

ElyDave

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Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 02:09:39 pm »
the beeb did a story on these shelters this morning
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 02:15:10 pm »
Coincidentally, your link to the Stockwell structure gave me quite a shock.
My grandfather's name is carved on that adjacent war memorial.
Even more surprising is it is the name with the poppy on a cross next to it!

Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 02:22:33 pm »
the beeb did a story on these shelters this morning
That is bizarre. I've been pondering about these structures for a few months now.
Rust never sleeps

ian

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Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 08:42:59 pm »
You can go visit the deep level shelter under Clapham South. I've done all the tours which makes me an official nerd.
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ElyDave

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Re: London - Northern Line - Circular structures
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 08:22:48 pm »
channel 5+1 has a documentary about them right now.  WHat's going on this week?

Are we getting ready for the 31st?

EDIT - just a general doc about the Picadilly line, I just started watching at a wartime section
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens