Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Sub Brit and Greenwich

Subterranea Brittanica is an organisation wholly concerned with things underground. When GIHS was set up we were very grateful to Nick Catford who helped with a report on the Diamond Terrace sandmine and recently he has had local publicity on his research on the Blackheath Hill rail tunnel. Its therefore good to see that a major article in their journal is his work on the tunnel, including a report of his visit their in March this year.
This issue also includes other items of local (underground) interest: a report on the underground WW2 Field Hospital in Erith, and an article on Chiselhurst Caves in WW1.
check out sub-brit at http://www.subbrit.org.uk/
ps - Nick Catford is amazingly busy. I have just come back from a holiday in the Scottish borders. Looking for info on the (defunct) Rothbury Railway Station, I find the main source on the net is written by Nick. (thanks!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug. I am still looking for pictures of the Blackheath Hill tunnel during its industrial period showing the underground workshops of Helliot Machine Tools and W A Storey (Plastics) Ltd. Can anyone help ???