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    Labyrinthine tunneler Mole Man's Hackney digs on market for half a million £££

    Yours for a knockdown price of £500,000! The dilapidated home of 'mole
    man' who spent 40 years hacking out 60-feet of tunnels underneath up for sale

    He became known as the 'Mole Man' after digging a labyrinth of tunnels underneath his London home.

    Now, the late William Lyttle's house is up for sale. Despite not having a roof and being a structural death trap the home in London's Hackney carries a guide price of £500,000.

    Mr Lyttle, a retired civil engineer who died aged 79 last year, spent 40 years tunnelling a 60 foot-long path of tunnels under his house.
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    Hackney Council discovered his tunnelling activities in 2006. They also discovered skiploads of junk, including the wrecks of four Renault 4 cars, a boat, scrap metal, old baths, fridges and dozens of TV sets.

    He was evicted when the house almost collapsed due to the network of passages underneath.
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    According to the house value website zoopla.co.uk a comparable refurbished four bedroom detached home in this fashionable part of London could be worth over £1million.
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    more, with pictures - including the classic under-the-house shot below - at Daily Mail link above; other articles about Mole Man also available via googling - digging for them, in other words

    Mr Lyttle in repose
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    "Digs" lol, my dad always lived in digs (he was no moleman though lol)
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Reminds me of Mr Trebus, a haunting character. Nowhere does eccentrics like London IMO
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    "Digs" lol, my dad always lived in digs (he was no moleman though lol)
    Glad someone caught that!

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    My OH used to live in a hoarder's house in the early 1980s, he was known as "Goatfoot" and had millions of TV sets and Tape Recorders piled up in his hall
    England's dancing days are done...

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    There'll always be an England, and thank God for it!

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    Dedicated to the late Mr Lyttle and all underground adventurers:
    Last edited by KateB; 06-15-2015 at 09:16 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    The story, with plenty of William Lyttle: Mole Man pics....

    Run down home ‘mole man’ spent 40 years digging a network of tunnels underneath sells for £1.1million (Daily Mail)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    There'll always be an England, and thank God for it!
    At least until the entire island caves in. With a new archeological discovery seemingly every day, I just assume all of Britain is riddled with tunnels and the like just below the surface.



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