Report - Victoria Arches, Manchester - March 2012

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Aug 30, 2011
Stoke on Trent
Visited with Humpa, p1g30n and rockford

History stolen from Wikipedia:
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 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, following which the arches were used for general storage. In World War II they were converted into air raid shelters. The arches are now bricked up and inaccessible; the staircases were removed in the latter part of the 20th century.
Some more interesting information here.

Somewhere that I've been wanting to visit for a while, finally managed to get in after a few recent failures and I wasn't disappointed. Whilst there's not a great deal of things to see inside it's a pretty awesome place to look around.

Whilst I'm not really adding anything new or unseen with this report, it was arguably one of my most enjoyable explores, so cheers to the other guys for coming along! :)













Thanks for looking! :thumb


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