Today, I went deep inside the Camberwell Submarine!

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Pictures and report to come!
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Diving? Isle of Wight?
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not diving. And it's Camberwell, SE5.

    I descended about 30 feet to the bottom.
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Never heard of it. Feel free to enlighten me :oops:
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Soon come!

    Although I've just noticed that despite being known as the Camberwell Submarine, it's actually in SW9.
  6. potential

    potential Well-Known Member

    myatts field, thingy in the middle of the road ???
    its a big air vent innit ?
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  7. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    What a tease you are;)

    [/Green with envy]
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Isn't he. Now we're going have to sit here twiddling our thumbs in anticipation and I still don't know what he's talking about :mad:
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    So now I know. Can't say I've even seen it.

    Where's the periscope?

    and will that worker who let you in now get the sack?

    Your next challenge is to get inside the Michael Faraday Memorial.

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  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    Wicked :)
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I was dead lucky. There was a bloke working inside and I asked him if I could take a look inside - and he was happy to take me all around the place!
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  13. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    I thought Mrs M reckoned on some previous thread that the boiler house was no longer in use because the flats now had individual central heating :confused:
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They were definitely working when I was in there - and there was quite a wind coming off the fans too.
  15. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    How can the council remove the vent(s) then :eek: :confused:
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I guess it wouldn't be that hard to come up with a design a little less intrusive. Or maybe they're not using so many boilers now so don't need the industrial scale cooling?
  17. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    One thing that's puzzled me each time when cycling through the area is where are the stop-taps at street level for oil tankers to fill up the fuel tank :confused:
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's fuelled by "high pressure gas."
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Enjoy your photo pages ed. Can i recommend coming up to Horniman museum and gardens on a sunny day for a little pic feature? Gardens and views are spectacular and theres a fair amount of funny peeps out on a hot day to snap at...
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've been to the Horniman a few times and have got some photos somewhere too, but maybe another trip could be in order.
  21. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Wow! Brill pics, ec :cool:

    I cycle past that thing on the way to work and have often wondered what it is.
    It looks vast inside!

    It would be nice if it was painted, to look like the loch ness monster, or something....:D
  22. zygote

    zygote a shadow passing

    What colour is the Loch Ness monster? :confused:
  23. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    same colour as the boathouse at Hereford obviously :D
  24. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Though I'm not a fan of concrete structures I've always had a soft spot for the 'Camberwell submarine' (didn't know it was called that). Worth preserving IMO.
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, it is wonderfully daft!
  26. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Finally ! A boiler room, then.

    Everyone I've ever spoken to about it has been totally baffled, except those who assumed it was a vent for the tube (forgetting that's about 1 1/2 mile away).

    Still no idea why they vented it in the middle of a dual carraigeway, or with such a curious design.

    A boiler room FFS !

    Nice opportunism, btw.
  27. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That is well cool!

    Glad to see it looks like a submarine inside too.
  28. guinnessdrinker

    guinnessdrinker political refugee R.I.P.

    apparently the story was that there was going to be an extension from the Northen line from Kennington down south toward Streatham, passing this way, which may have been the origin of the tube myth. and the man who told me that it was a defence room was well known for his conspiracy theory, only slightly more believable than a certain musical poster here.
  29. guinnessdrinker

    guinnessdrinker political refugee R.I.P.

    any good conspiracy theories about the memorial?
  30. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    . . . The Aphex Twin lives there!

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