Secret tunnels under Manchester

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  1. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

  2. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    stuff like that never fails to fascinate and amaze me :)
    you even been on an urban exploration hike Tom?
  3. JingleBells

    JingleBells FH is my second home

  4. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    urbex stuff is awesome, love it. nice find tom :)
  5. Starman

    Starman Can't get enough of FH

    Aye stuff like that is cool - With my job at EDF Energy Networks - (aka Old Eastern Electricity Board) I do get to see some strange things always interesting :)
  6. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    take pics next time Starman!
  7. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Looks like something out of Half Life :D
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Yes, I posted one about Carrington Power Station on that site just recently :)

    As well as tunnels, there is also a disused canal, the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal.

    Subterranea Britannica: Sites: manchester_salford_jct_canal
  9. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I think the tunnels are near the canal I just mentioned. All posts about them have been deleted.

    Paranoid or what.
  10. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    I love the old views you get :) Recently I was in an abandoned UK fighter base in Germany, and took some pics. It's all above ground ofc, but it will give you a sense of what I mean :)
  11. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Yep the tunnels aren't far from where I thought. They may or may not connect to the canal, but they're certainly underneath Victoria Station, Hanging Ditch, and Manchester Cathedral, possibly extending up to Corporation Street.

    I may spoil their fun and head over one day, taking pictures of the entry points and bricked up toilet entrances :)

    Its a great website and amazing pictures, but the 'important' people on that forum are like spoilt children, they consider themselves arbiters of knowledge and history whereas in reality they're just trespassers :D
  12. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    house i'm moving to is right by an abandoned RAF camp, i shall have fun exploring that
  13. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    take pics Mank :)
  14. ECA

    ECA FH is my second home

    You say abandoned, I say secret vampire storage warehouse!

  15. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    I didn't really look too closely at the nuclear bunker site but I know of one entrance to the bunker right near the apollo. I had an interesting chat to an ex-BT engineer in a pub once; apparently it's huge. Ardwick to salford 'wasn't the half of it' he told me.

    Granted you need to take that with a pinch of salt, he was drunk after all. :)

    I also heard somewhere, that they were selling storage space in it.
  16. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    you can be sure that i will. i just hope it's not secretly guarded by alsatians or something :(
  17. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Amazing. For asking too many questions, and on another forum suggesting that I might pursue a television programme based on this kind of exploration, I have been IP banned from the 28 days later forum. I can't even view it without using proxify or similar. Totally paranoid.

    Oh well, heres what they don't want you to know:




    Look under the bridge, look for a....door and 2 bricked up windows.....then look on the left, for the window above....

    [​IMG] :: Album

    Now all I asked them was if this network was connected to the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal, and they deleted my post.

    I hesitate to say it, but they're extremely guarded about these things. They're happy to post their trespasses, but not so happy when people start figuring out how they did it. They were mortally offended that someone like myself might consider it suitable material for television. I happen to know that a similar idea has been pitched recently, but it failed as the legalities would be difficult, and because the pitch didn't contain enough story.
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  18. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    apparently they attempt to guard their secrets well, and only the inner council knows all, or some other idea of dubious worthfullness. you'd expect them to be pleased that someone was taking an interest. ofc they are trespassing, so there is a certain element of law breaking involved, but I'm not particularly inclined to think that MI5 is tracking the buggers down one by one just because they looked about some place that has been disused for yonks :)
  19. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Well look what I found:


  20. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    There is a huge nuclear bunker very deep under the old post office depot behind Picadilly Station in Manchester by all accounts. It was constructed in the early 60's and is still classified as top secret even though half of Manchester knows it exists. Supposedly it was designed to take a couple of thousand people mainly polititians, doctors and engineers etc in the event of an escalation of some situation that might quickly develop into a nuclear war.
  21. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

  22. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    Great forum that btw, got me hooked. :)
  23. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

  24. Kryten

    Kryten Old Cow. Moderator

    Interesting finds and a good thread. Not normally my cup of tea, but it does strike a sense of wonder and curiousity about the subject.

    I spent a little while looking into the series of tunnels and walkways underneath Northampton that served as secretive transportation dating back to the medievals times, maybe previous - linking various parts of what was Northampton Castle, churches, church cellars etc in case of attacks or the other sort of bible bashing ;) These tunnels are however much less secretive.
  25. Draylor

    Draylor Part of the furniture

    Ban evasion for beginners:

    1. Clear cookies relevant to that site.
    2. Visit from a new IP - proxy or whatever works fine.

    Solved. 1 step without the other wont work :)
  26. Calaen

    Calaen I am a massive cock who isn't firing atm!

    Very nice pictures, they do all seem like children on that site as well. It would be amazing to get down than and have a good old explore. Even if it was to just piss of those geeks who are saying it will never be done again.
  27. Jimmae

    Jimmae One of Freddy's beloved

    they dont want people to know where these things are in case some idiots on a jihad or whatever go underneath and start blowing up manchester. i doubt they have cctv coverage of everything down there, so wouldnt see it coming until it was too late
  28. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Oh deary me. They've really got their knickers in a massive knot.

    I created a wiki page with some basic information, as historically these chambers are quite interesting. Only for certain 'parties' to instantly start vandalising the page.

    Talk about picking your toys up and flouncing off.

    Anyhow, heres the page they dislike so much:

    Manchester Cathedral Steps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Such a pity that the vandals have now been banned for a bit.
  29. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    All you need is a rope :) I think thats what they did. They're acting as though it took ages to work out, but personally I think they just came down on a rope, through the hole in the picture above, and had a look around that way.

    Then you invent a story of 'how difficult and secret it was'. Bollocks.
  30. Draylor

    Draylor Part of the furniture

    To be fair Tom its their pics from inside that make it seem so obvious. Without those theres more effort involved.

    Still its not like they are the first folks in there: the list of names/dates scratched in the dirt on 1 of the signs proves the point.

    BTW the wiki page needs a minor tweak:
    Nothing earlier in the article links to or references anything relevant.
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