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Report - Bidston Shelter March 2016



Mayoh

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#1
Finally found a way into this place! Heard about it from a friend who left us a rather cryptic clue "Look for the white tree". Anyway a few of us made our way down and were greeted by a huge group of people with torches illuminating the whole area like a Christmas tree which was not an ideal start. Fortunately after around 30 minutes of waiting they cleared off which left us free to explore. I will pre warn you this is a difficult and risky location, you get stuck in here there is no phone signal and there is only one way in and out which is a challenge in itself. Also it is massive as a result it is very easy to loose your bearings, plus all of it is underground. I advise going with a group just in case anything should happen, I cannot stress how difficult it would be for someone to find you if you got trapped in here! I apologise in advance for the poor pictures, my old phone did not agree with the dust. Heres some history on the place (Copied from another site, info is rather scarce)

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


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



enjoy :)


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Ojay

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#2
There's a route in ATM again which doesn't require rope ;)

Good to see again, we had some goon fill out entrance in years ago whilst we were in there, the way out was ridiculous and took ages!

It's the main reason they keep throwing a fuck tonne of concrete at the place.

They will do a thorough search of the place before they close it off again so I'd not worry too much
 

Mayoh

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#3
There's a route in ATM again which doesn't require rope ;)

Good to see again, we had some goon fill out entrance in years ago whilst we were in there, the way out was ridiculous and took ages!

It's the main reason they keep throwing a fuck tonne of concrete at the place.

They will do a thorough search of the place before they close it off again so I'd not worry too much
We didnt actually need the rope my friend takes rope with him everywhere, could not tell you why, but it think it makes him feel more manly. Did have some better pictures but like my denbigh and whittingham ones they seem to have dissapeared :(
 

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