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Author Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
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Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
Posted: 06/03/2017 12:19:17
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Has anyone been here recently? Myself a couple of friends went on a daytime scope of the big doors and surrounding areas last week to discover motion sensors have been setup around the doors, hidden under rocks. This triggered an extremely loud alarm and within 5 minutes we had security on us asking if we'd found any ways in... We replied no, they said good then sent us on our way

If somebody could please PM or email me any entry information for Middleton mine it would be much appreciated, trying for weeks to find a safe entrance, some guy the other day said he'd heard rumours that its was all closed up due to some MoD involvement of some sort... Guns
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Posted: 06/03/2017 18:07:48
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Its VERY closed ! IP: 2.102.27.163
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Posted: 06/03/2017 18:18:57
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As Paul said it is very closed.The security have alarm monitors in there cars and there is cctv on the middleton entrance including a maned cabin and a VERY large Polish gentleman.
I live locally and know this place very well.The security was posted there after repeated vandalism to the entrances in Hopton qaurry and middleton.There has been a little landscaping going off in the Hopton qaurry.
I would steer well clear,Plenty more interesting trips to do in that area.
IP: 87.113.230.200 Edited: 06/03/2017 18:23:10 by mae
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Posted: 06/03/2017 22:10:42
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To put it bluntly, you're twelve months too late. A year ago, the door was open at the Hopton end but since then, it's been well and truly secured. I understand the MOD have taken a lease on it following Omya's departure.

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Posted: 06/03/2017 22:34:50
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From what I've heard, the MoD have taken over the site and there have been motion sensors put inside the mine aswell as what is outside. IP: 82.4.224.58
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Posted: 07/03/2017 09:59:16
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Well that's that then! Thanks all, good to have the confirmation at least! Maybe one day it'll open again, wonder what the MoD would want with it...

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Posted: 07/03/2017 11:58:41
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It's the Brexit Central Command Bunker...Wink IP: 81.174.241.13
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Posted: 07/03/2017 12:49:45
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Mountain

she took one look and said "I want one one of those in the UK"

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Posted: 07/03/2017 14:13:39
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haha they've got a stargate down there LaughLaughLaugh

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Posted: 07/03/2017 17:07:02
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Stargate in Middleton? They still think electricity is a mystical enchantment!Laugh IP: 80.41.224.100
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Posted: 07/03/2017 17:37:32
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Was working at a house up there last week and the owner said she was walking her dog one morning and there was that much activity there she thought they were filming a James Bond movie a LOT of movement Crying IP: 2.102.27.163 Edited: 07/03/2017 17:38:03 by Paul Marvin
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Posted: 07/03/2017 17:58:53
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Strategic Steam Reserve, innit.

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Posted: 07/03/2017 18:02:54
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Paul Marvin wrote:

Was working at a house up there last week and the owner said she was walking her dog one morning and there was that much activity there she thought they were filming a James Bond movie a LOT of movement Crying


"There's a lot of activity for a disused mine"

Roger Moore as James Bond in A View to a Kill

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Posted: 07/03/2017 19:09:34
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Cannabis growing if Drakelow & the other one are anything to go by... IP: 82.16.130.164
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Posted: 07/03/2017 20:08:46
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Most of the activities must be at the Hopton qaurry end.There was some heavy machines in the qaurry before Christmas doing a touch of landscaping. Nothing much happening on the middleton side. IP: 94.117.222.135
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Posted: 08/03/2017 13:44:14
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isn't drakelow a public accessible place? How could anyone expect to get away with growing a smelly plant Laugh

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Posted: 08/03/2017 18:10:30
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Praada wrote:

isn't drakelow a public accessible place? How could anyone expect to get away with growing a smelly plant Laugh


Drakelow is private - you need permission to get in. And perhaps the dodgy area is behind a locked door or two (of which there were some last time I visited)

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Posted: 09/03/2017 12:10:26
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Praada wrote:

isn't drakelow a public accessible place? How could anyone expect to get away with growing a smelly plant Laugh

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Posted: 09/03/2017 12:35:08
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The drakelow farm was in two separate tunnels that were rented from the museum side of things.

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Posted: 10/03/2017 13:25:40
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Man! - I'm glad I got down there on my bike when I did. Sounds like this ones gonna be out of bounds for a while.

I wonder what they've done with the sinister 'Teddy Bears Graveyard'.
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