TG2105 : Harford Hills chalk mines - destroyed access

taken 15 days ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

Harford Hills chalk mines - destroyed access
Harford Hills chalk mines - destroyed access
The remains of one of the entrances into Harford Hills chalk mines > Link which was destroyed by its owners - Easton Golf Club. They don't appear to be particularly poor but clearly were not prepared to pay for a few metres of sturdy railings to block this access into the mine, which from 1940 to 1944 was used as an operational base by the Eaton Patrol, a group of specially trained civilians forming part of Churchill's Secret Army, the Auxiliary Units. They had modified this access by installing a large corrugated iron pipe and a heavy steel hatch in order to provide more security. Instead of preserving and keeping the site safe, they sent in a digger to destroy yet another piece of our history.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Saturday, 30 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Suburb, Urban fringe  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 21 05 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.1265N 1:16.1688E
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