Please see last week’s blog about the tunnel at Old Sarum.
Alan writes “Regarding the Old Sarum tunnel, the museum has 51 of Austin’s photographs concerning the tunnel…Austin Underwood himself is in some of the photos!”
Notice the graffiti from decades before. Notice also the dowser or diviner, with his ‘Y’ shaped branch. Diviners have been used to search for water, graves, mines and tunnels over the ages. As recently as the 1960s the US army used them to seek out the enemy underground in Vietnam. Presumably this gentleman was employed to try and follow the line of the Old Sarum tunnel under the walls.
If any local readers have any stories about these events, we should love to hear from you.