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Report - VICTORIA ARCHES/CATHEDRAL STEPS - MANCHESTER - SEPT 2018


Jbrxo

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The Victoria Arches are a series of bricked-up arches built in an embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for steam packet riverboats and as Second World War air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases that descended from Victoria Street.

Regular flooding resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were later used for general storage. Following the outbreak of the Second World War they were converted into air raid shelters. They are now bricked up and inaccessible, the staircases having been removed in the latter part of the 20th century.
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We have been searching for months to find the entrance for this place. It took an awful lot of research, searching around Manchester and tips from a few friends to find access. It was definitely worth the wait.

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paulpowers

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Decent report

We have been searching for months to find the entrance for this place. It took an awful lot of research, searching around Manchester and tips from a few friends to find access. It was definitely worth the wait.
But that makes it all the sweeter when you actually crack a spot
 

deepdiver

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love the photo of the spuns long time since i was in there brings back some memorizes
 
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toby

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Good stuff and nicely done pix. Ta.
 

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