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Michael Thomson

Visiting the mine tunnels on the Somme

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Michael Thomson

Hello. I've just re-watched a BBC documentary on the tunnels at La Boiselle (L'Ilot/ Granathof/Glory Hole) and I was wondering if it is possible for members of the public to go inside any similar tunnels anywhere on the Somme? 

 

Obviously with permission of the landowner or association and maybe a guide.

 

I believe l'Ilot is also able to be visited by appointment? Would be a fascinating place to see. Has anyone been?

 

It would be fascinating.

 

Thanks chaps-any info would be appreciated! 

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genegwf

Hello Michael,

 I was fortunate to visit the Glory Hole several years ago when Peter Barton was working the site. If you can make arrangements to visit the site now I encourage you to go. Well worth your time and whatever the entry fee might be.

Gene

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Michael Thomson

Thanks genegwf, it was his documentary that I was watching...it looks like an utterly fascinating place. I see there is a website now for the association that looks after the site and they say they will take people around to see it upon prior arrangement- sounds very worthwhile. 

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KIRKY

It is was there in October and went down and had a tour its worth while,

Tony

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Stephen

I went in September last year before I ever heard of Peter Bartons excellent show which incidentally made his show even better. You can visit with prior arrangement and I do highly recommend it as it's a fascinating place.

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