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Report - Victoria Arches Manchester Oct 2011

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by space invader, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. space invader

    space invader 28DL Full Member
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    Right after being awake for 36 hours having a run in with everyones favorite :wankerzzz :D and plan b leaving the four of us caked head to toe in mud soaking wet and ready to call it a night we then get a text from ojay an hour later we find are selves in Victoria arches Manchester ...

    visited with ojay, obscurity,maniac, wevsky stayed in the car with a four pack kicking himself :mrgreen:

    a big :thumb for ojay being tour guide ..

    a little history ....
    The Victoria Arches were a series of arches built in the embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for Steam packet riverboats, and also as World War II air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases which descended from Victoria Street.
    Regular flooding of the river resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were used for general storage. In World War II the arches were converted for use as air raid shelters.The staircases were removed in the latter part of the 20th century.

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    Thanks for looking :)
     

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