Sunday, September 16, 2012

hell hound returns


in the same woods lies the entrance to the Excelsior tunnel which leads deep under Kit Hill. It was used in operation Orpheus by the atomic Weapons research agency to test whether explosions could be hidden or disguised from seismographs (hence no doubt the reference to the underworld by some classicist in the Ministry of Defence). For more on this interesting part of local folklore see this link.

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Crikey, I didnt know all that was there, now I have to go back and have a look! Great Blog :)