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Dreadnaught Storm Drain, Bristol

Built in 1974 the ‘dreadnaught’ storm drain runs from Bishopsworth through to an outfall on the diverted stream of the river Avon in Bedminster. The drain runs almost parallel with the Souther foul water interceptor.

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Rednaught Storm Drain, Bristol

The Malago Innterceptor storm drain pre dates dreadnaught by over 100 years.  It’s given the rednaught nickname due to its red brick construction.  A shorter storm drain but principly built with the same principle of ensuring excess rain flows out into the river Avon.

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Dreadnaught Storm Drain, Bristol

Built in 1974 the ‘dreadnaught’ storm drain runs from Bishopsworth through to an outfall on the diverted stream of the river Avon in Bedminster.  The drain runs almost paralell with the Souther foul water interceptor.

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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle

The Victoria Tunnel is an early Victorian Grade II listed structure built to transport coal to the River Tyne from a colliery at Spital Tongues, north west of Newcastle upon Tyne’s town centre. As well as being used as a coal waggonway, it was also used as an air-raid shelter …

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Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol

Have visited this absolutely wonderful site several times in the last few years. So much history crammed into a little known ‘white elephant’ of a site that sits alongside Bristols greatest engineering feat. Last years visit here

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Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol

Visited initally on the open day in May to see the top station and all the artifacts found and then again today to see the real show – down the tunnels. A bit of history about this little historic and often unknown gem dwarfed by its illustrious neighbour – the …

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