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Investigating Historic Nickey Line Huts

Friends volunteers have been investigating historic Nickey Line huts (basically storage huts for tools and shelter) which we believe were probably built when the Line was first established and have since been 'lost' to the vegetation and time.

We have already wholly or partially cleared hut remains at Redbourn Lane and Owen's Sidings. We believe that there are more, however, and our chief 'sleuth', Friends member lan Gahagan, has found at least 4 possible hut locations from early maps.

One of these locations was investigated recently by a team near the 5 Ways (Townsend Lane) Junction. Our volunteers, including Alan, found and exposed a wall and fireplace and a lot of loose bricks. They also found miscellaneous objects including a door hinge, a bracket (perhaps for the fireplace chimney) and another piece of metal which may have been a tool. 

A deserved 'well done' to Alan and the digging team too.


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