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    Arrow Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Visited By Ojay & Urban Soldier

    Having already explored the 'Medlock Culvert' we decided to see what else the Medlock place had to offer, we came across 'Big Humpty'

    This is another section where the Medlock is culverted near Newton Heath. Built by the Victorians it is of a Stone and Brick construction and looking at its condition easily around 100 years old like most other drains in Manc.



    It's only a small mooch around 300 yards then you reach the outfall, it's also quite slippy, nearly went in at one point

    The River Medlock then winds downstream towards the city centre, leaving Clayton and passing through Philips Park Cemetry, which was an eerie place to walk through late at night with nearly a Full Moon.

    On the way we passed a CSO which seemed quite dry, it was an 'Egg shaped' duct, made of lovely Blue Staffordshire Brick. Someone had previously barred off the gate so we decided to take a look, as you do......

    This place is known as the 'Minger' so I decided to use the respirator as I had heard stories of gases etc in here. The plan was to get a few photos and get out quick, which we did!!

    After a back-breaking stoop up the 'Egg Shaped' pipe we were now in some inspection chamber, ahead was more smaller RCP. After another stoop we arrived at this MASSIVE chamber, and to the right over the side was the 'Tank'.

    The smell in here was real badman sewerfresh, also there was some serious heat in here too. It was very difficult to take any photos as it was so steamy and the lighting was almost impossible. There was masses of foam in the bottom of the 'Tank' and to the right it appeared 'Sewerfresh' was running through it.

    I wanted to climb down and take a good look around here, but I think it was Concrete Jungle that once said "Unless you have Ski Poles to keep you up forget it!" - Good advice man, besides the smell and the gases it was looking slippy as hell, even the 'inspection' platform wasn't do-able due to the conditions. My lens was steaming up and even using the flash the camera was struggling to focus.

    When the weather gets a bit better, I might attempt the 'Tank' another day, it was HUGE and probably a good little 'splore of it's own....

    After about 5 minutes in here breathing was difficult, time to leave......

    Infall - Looking Out


    Inside Humpty




    Outfall


    Ojay & Urban Soldier


    Bridge Crossing Cemetry


    Entrance To The 'Minger'


    'Minger' Outfall


    Inside the CSO


    Some Cool Lightpainting By Urban Soldier




    Inside The 'Minger'


    Covered In Poop


    Bottom Of 'Tank'


    Thanks for Looking

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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Some stunning photos of a horrible place, I'm loving these drains so keep 'em coming. That shot inside Minger is brilliant

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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    yep great pics thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Great composition with the 3rd and 4th images, most impressed.
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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by silverstealth View Post
    Great composition with the 3rd and 4th images, most impressed.
    Thanks mate

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    Smile Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Excellent photies once again Ojay-greatly named too! Humpty & Minger are sooo apt!

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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Fantastic, keep these coming please.

    Some superb images there.
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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    Great report and pics
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    Default Re: Big Humpty & The Minger, Manchester - March 2010

    I love the shape on Humpty!! Nice pics mate

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