Lyttle, originally from Ireland, inherited a 20-room property in the London borough of Hackney. In the mid-sixties he dug out a wine cellar under his home. Having done so, he said that he had "found a taste for the thing" and kept on digging, for some forty years. He created a network of tunnels, wide and narrow, on several levels. Tunnels led in all directions, some of them up to 18 metres (59 ft) in length, and reaching as far down as the water table. One excavation connected with the Dalston Lane tunnel, and the railway line.
Category: Domestic | Eccentrics | Caves, Caverns, Tunnels and Other Subterranean Venues | United Kingdom | Twentieth Century