VIDEO: Dramatic footage reveals extent of chalk mines beneath Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 March 2014

Interior of chalk mine in Chantry Lane, Hatfield

Interior of chalk mine in Chantry Lane, Hatfield

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Dramatic footage of the chalky subterranean landscape beneath Hatfield has been revealed in a video.

Interior of Chantry Lane, Hatfield, chalk mineInterior of Chantry Lane, Hatfield, chalk mine

The camera probe, which descended 18 metres (59 feet), to the bottom of the mines, shows cavernous, other-wordly tunnels underneath Chantry Lane.

Work costing £3.6m to shore up hazardous chalk mines started last month and is due to be completed in July.

* A full special report on the latest work to remedy the chalk mine menace is in this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out now.

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