Sinkhole reveals WWI labyrinth of tunnels under Primark

Tunnels have been discovered under Primark in ThanetThanet Hidden HistoryA network of tunnels has been discovered underneath a Primark store

The branch of the clothing chain, which opened in 2011, based at the Broadstairs shopping centre Thanet, Kent reopened on Monday after being forced to close in May for repairs

The tunnels are believed to date from the First World War and potentially over 100 years old, according to Kent Live.

The subsidence in the shop’s car park could be related to the existence of the tunnels which are said to have been used as old army practice tunnels and used during both world wars for training.

Tunnels underneath Primark in ThanetThanet Hidden HistoryTunnels said to date from World War I have been discovered in Thanet

Photos taken by local history group Thanet Hidden History reveal the extent of the subterranean caves just feet below bargain hunters.

Yet, mystery mainly shrouds the existence of the long hidden tunnels.

Back in 2015 a Freedom of Information request was sent to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by Ravenside Investments Ltd - a subsidiary of Land Securities, which owns Westwood Cross - trying to track down records of the tunnels.

Mon, April 3, 2017 The 1st July marks the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the largest battles of the First

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