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Report - Brinksway Air Raid Shelters, Stockport - June 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by BrainL, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Explore
    I attempted these tunnels when I very first starting exploring but had no joy finding any way in at all.. some great intel from a very kind @host (cheers mate) and it was off to Stockport we went.. spent a good few hours wandering around down here and really enjoyed it.. Visited with @Vulex @ACID- REFLUX @Coolboyslim and @Bigian88

    The History
    The Brinksway deep level shelter is one of three deep level shelters in Stockport. The air raid shelter tunnels were for civilian use, and were dug into the red sandstone on which the town centre stands on. Work started on the tunnels in 1938 and the first set of shelters was opened on 28 October 1939. Stockport was first bombed on the 11th October 1940 The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 6,500 people.
    Stockport is only 6 miles away from Manchester, the local folk complained the Mancunians were taking up all the room inside the shelters.

    The tunnels were 7 feet wide and 7 feet high and had electric lighting and wooden bench seating. There were toilets, mostly chemical although a few were plumbed into the mains. A wardens post, a first aid store and a tool store were also provided. As the threat of bombing receded in 1943, it was decided that the tunnels no longer needed to be open every night. After the end of the War, the tunnels were sealed up and remained virtually as they had been. A real World war 2 timecapsule awaits the explorer.

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  2. kkj

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    nice pics mate!
     
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  3. Coolboyslim

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    Bloody good shots and nice meeting you all was a great time . The last pic came out awesome. Good stuff m8ty till the next explore..
     
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    Nice! Good to see PP's head is still doing the rounds. :thumb
     
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    Come out really nice pal.
     
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    host 28DL Regular User
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    Cracking shots mate glad you made the effort, did you have time to look at any of the other things i sent you..
     
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  7. BrainL

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    We didn't last night.. we stood around gabbing for so long it was almost dark haha.. next little trip out we'll check them out.. thanks again mate :)
     
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    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Great photos brian look a good place
     
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    Good stuff and cracking pics

    What the hell has happened to my head XD
     
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  10. Mick The Mole

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    ive been wanting to check this shelter for a long time, i at a loss to find entry point
     
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  11. Nickindroy

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    Now is a good time to look again, It's as easy as it gets at the moment mate.
     
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  12. Mick The Mole

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    I have it pencilled in for one day soon this month.
     
  13. Vulex

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    The sooner the better, these places arent open long.
     
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  14. Mick The Mole

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    soon is best, after some messing around zooming in and out of the original map and google earth I think I "maybe" know where to start. though knowing my luck i'll be back to square one.
     
  15. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Just watch out for the Ivy patterned curtain twitcher :mad:
     
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