1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, (Upstream section & P3), Manchester - December 2011

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Nov 24, 2008
    Likes Received:

    Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, (Upstream section & P3), Manchester

    This has been put off far far too long, so I had this great idea of checking it out today, and then the rain came.. Crack On!....

    Divided into 2 sections, (Upper & Lower). Lock Stock is essentially a Victorian sewer relief system, acting as a twin CSO if you like

    The setup is quite unique, but in essence provides for an overflow between the Davyhulme Outfall 'A' & 'B' Trunk sewers and outfalls into the Manchester Ship Canal

    'Upper Lockstock' consists of an age old Victorian Storm Overflow Chamber for the Davyhulme Outfall 'A' sewer which also passes through here via a 3m RBP which carries some of Manchester's finest rapid flowing nuggets

    For a full explanation of the whole system, including 'Lower Lockstock' CHECK THIS

    (circa 1920) City Engineers

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Blockades in place I set about lifting the most inconvenient manhole in Manchester, and then I shit you not, it started to piss down..

    Descending 30ft down the ancient brick shaft via some rather sketch rusting step irons with a shit tonne of storm water off the road running down was pricless :D

    (sorry about the shit pics, big crack on filter & the gaff was steamy as fuck)

    Once down THIS...

    About 20ft down this landing stage/penstock chamber P3


    Overlooking the gantry can be seen the Davyhulme 'A' Outfall sewer

    This 4m river of shit was overflowing


    Upstream overflow chamber

    Huge supporting columns with slanted ledges leading to a CSO, beautiful sloping brick floor, smooth curved red brick arches - Yes Please!

    I decided it would be a good idea to solo it into the fresh for a close up


    Just maybe it wasn't a good idea but this chamber was one big wankfest of Victorian epicness, and I wasn't going home empty handed

    With hindsight waders would have been the better option, still nothing more fun than mooching about in p00p :rolleyes:


    There are also a number of smaller rusted penstocks once used to relieve the sewer


    The discharging sewer heads downstream, passing the 'Cross of Insanitry' through this 3m RBP overflow


    Around 200m it joins 'Lower Lockstock', here access is denied as the Davyhulme 'B' Outfall sewer cuts across from left to right through a 4m cast iron pipe,

    Below it is a deadly sump which makes traversing further impossible

    (Pic taken from last year as it was impossible to walk any further due to the insane flow)


    Some Shit Video
    #1 Ojay, Dec 29, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in