Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 13, 2007.
Pictures and report to come!
Diving? Isle of Wight?
Not diving. And it's Camberwell, SE5.
I descended about 30 feet to the bottom.
Never heard of it. Feel free to enlighten me
Although I've just noticed that despite being known as the Camberwell Submarine, it's actually in SW9.
myatts field, thingy in the middle of the road ???
its a big air vent innit ?
What a tease you are
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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
Ladies and Gentlemen - meet the Camberwell Submarine!
Full story here: http://www.urban75.org/london/camberwell-submarine.html
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.
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!
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
They were definitely working when I was in there - and there was quite a wind coming off the fans too.
How can the council remove the vent(s) then
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?
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
It's fuelled by "high pressure gas."
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...
I've been to the Horniman a few times and have got some photos somewhere too, but maybe another trip could be in order.
Wow! Brill pics, ec
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....
What colour is the Loch Ness monster?
same colour as the boathouse at Hereford obviously
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.
Well, it is wonderfully daft!
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.
That is well cool!
Glad to see it looks like a submarine inside too.
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.
any good conspiracy theories about the memorial?
. . . The Aphex Twin lives there!
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