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They ain't seen nothing yet

mrodoc

Well-known member
www.telegraph.co.uk ? News

This cliff fall at Sidmouth is above 200 metres of tunnel driven in the early 19th century. When the cliff line erodes back to the tunnel, which runs parallell to the cliff line, this fall will pale into insignifcance.  You can see the adit entrance in the video footage.
 

Roger W

Well-known member
"How we are all cooking rice incorrectly"    :eek:

"My year of living cougarly"    :confused:

"Judy Garland was molested by Munchkins"    :cry:

Guess I ain't seen nothin' yet - not about cliff falls at any rate.

I must say this rag makes the Daily Wail seem almost like a newspaper!
 

mrodoc

Well-known member
It looks like the entrance to me. Last time I visited you would need a step ladder to get in.
 

mrodoc

Well-known member
Thanks for that as that is the most detailed description I have yet found of the project. The tunnel itself is quite roomy, flooded in places with some nice deposits of calcite. Acessibility varies as red marl is not ideal rock to have a tunnel in! For those fans of gypsum, further along the coast between Weston Mouth and Salcombe Regis they used to quarry the red gypsum which occurs in veins where it was deposited in joints in the marl beds (and probably by evaporation). Very decorative it is too.
 

mikem

Well-known member
Photo taken 2nd Feb explains why, from https://www.facebook.com/groups/95915958765/:
16427468_10154972456541950_8263939548473746686_n.jpg


Other posts from 28th Jan (latest comments on 30th Jan & 3rd Feb respectively), has some memories of tunnel being entered in 1950/60s.

Mike
 

mrodoc

Well-known member
The pdf is by a geologist trying to get the local council to appreciate the problem! He noticed some pics on my web page and contacted me.
 

mikem

Well-known member
There certainly seems to have been a major roof fall in the entrance recently. The DSS pics were c.10 years ago...
 

ianball11

Active member
mrodoc said:
The pdf is by a geologist trying to get the local council to appreciate the problem! He noticed some pics on my web page and contacted me.

I'm looking forward to reading that one, it looks excellent.

Ian B.
 
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