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Report - Bidston Deep Level Shelter/Tunnels - April 2012.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Ojay, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Ojay

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    Bidston Hill Deep Shelter/Tunnels

    Ojay/Camera Shy/Leaf


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    Hahaha not so big boy, I decided to go and waste some time after all ;)

    (In all seriousness, it must have taken some real effort to crack this)

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    Some Shizzle:

    In 1941 there were proposals for two deep shelters, endorsed by the Civil Defence Emergency Committee

    One such shelter was Bidston Hill, completed in 1943 the project had cost a staggering £48,006

    950 tons of sand were removed from the tunnels which were blasted with explosives

    Finished by hand a series of tunnels 7ft wide and 6ft 6in high with an arched roof were constructed

    Although it never saw the scale of use it was intended for, tickets do exist and people did shelter under Bidston

    There were 2,213 bunks and 793 seats, as well as a canteen, staff dormitory, toilets, medical aid post and a ventilation shaft/emergency escape hatch

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    Media attention shifted to Bidston in 2009 as officers searched for Gary Finlay, who was wanted in connection with a brutal stabbing

    POLICE used diggers to excavate tunnels and air raid shelters in Bidston in their hunt for the murder suspect who had allegedly used the place as a hideout



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    It was promptly sealed by the authorities, then became 'open' briefly in 2010


    Having missed the boat by a matter of weeks on this, I had since made a couple of re-visits to attempt a way in

    With no luck despite numerous digs etc, I literally wrote it off until I saw a recent report...


    After having spent a couple of hours down there, Leaf made his way to the entrance and all I heard was "Ojay it's sealed!"

    WTF?

    Seriously whilst we were down there, some tard had decided to 'seal' us in, with some effort from Leaf we managed to break free, just!

    I'll give it less than a week and a metric fuck tonne of concrete will be thrown at it, and probably sealed for good :banghead


    Many of the original features have vanished over the years, as the local chavs/pikey's have had their day in here graffing it up and smashing it to smitherines :wanker



    80ft down - Emergency Escape Shaft

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    Distro board

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    This way, That way

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    Wonder whats through the hole?

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    Moar Tunnels..

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    W.C/Washroom - (a.k.a Bogs)

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    Take your pick

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    Entrance (SEALED)

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    "Ojay said it's sealed" ;)

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    Finally glad to have seen this :thumb
     
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  2. Camera Shy

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    Re: Bidston Hill Deep Shelter/Tunnels - April 2012.

    "I can hear a helicopter".............. "I can Hear voices"................."Fuck someones sealed us in" :D

    Nice deeeeeeep shelterz

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    I will put the Kawasaki derpster in if your too embarrased too :D

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  3. Leaf1471

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    Cool report guys...a couple of mine

    Ojay was too embarassed to post his shots of rusty bike derp, so here is evidence of him taking photos of rusty bike derp...

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