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Post Bidston Deep Level Shelter/Tunnels - April 2012. - 05-04-2012, 00:25


Bidston Hill Deep Shelter/Tunnels

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Some Shizzle:

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




It was promptly sealed by the authorities, then became 'open' briefly in 2010


Having missed the boat by a matter of weeks on this, I had since made a couple of re-visits to attempt a way in

With no luck despite numerous digs etc, I literally wrote it off until I saw a recent report...


After having spent a couple of hours down there, Leaf made his way to the entrance and all I heard was "Ojay it's sealed!"

WTF?

Seriously whilst we were down there, some tard had decided to 'seal' us in, with some effort from Leaf we managed to break free, just!

I'll give it less than a week and a metric fuck tonne of concrete will be thrown at it, and probably sealed for good


Many of the original features have vanished over the years, as the local chavs/pikey's have had their day in here graffing it up and smashing it to smitherines



80ft down - Emergency Escape Shaft




Distro board




This way, That way














Wonder whats through the hole?




Moar Tunnels..






W.C/Washroom - (a.k.a Bogs)




Take your pick




Entrance (SEALED)






"Ojay said it's sealed"



Finally glad to have seen this


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Default 05-04-2012, 10:08

Thats a nice set of photos, , did you get to see the other steel door entrance where the water is, plus i think it would only be a few hours until another local came by for a wander so you wouldnt be down there for too long !!!!


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This was the only steel door in the last pic, the tunnel upto it was flooded


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Default 05-04-2012, 18:45

Very well done i thought this was gone forever.


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Default 05-04-2012, 20:01

Interesting, well done chaps


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Feck......My biggest nightmare - being sealed in whilst underground!!! What had they blocked it with?


Egregious!
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Very well done i thought this was gone forever.
Me too, can't credit the individuals enough for making it achievable for a small window in time


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Default 06-04-2012, 00:34

Seems like I missed out on this one :(. Cracking pictures and the place looks fantastic!
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Feck......My biggest nightmare - being sealed in whilst underground!!! What had they blocked it with?
all manner of crap, bricks, rocks, logs etc..


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nice work on gettin in
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Default nice work on gettin in - 05-11-2012, 02:05

nice work on getting in i went there tried to get in ended up walking around in some bushes like a nutter looks like its sealed of for good now we found out that a girl was murdered there the month before police apparently busted it open to look for weapons etc shame taveled all that way and it was sealed


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