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UK Horror Underground Manchester - March 2016

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Hi all this is a cool little place. Its the barton undercroft in manchester. I couldent wait to give it an awesome title name cause well its an abaondoned horror walk also now lol. Very cool. Anyway on with some history.

 

History

 

The arcade was listed as a Grade II* listed building on the 25 January 1972. The listing includes the "block of shops (Barton's Building) and offices enclosing the arcades." It was constructed by Corbett, Raby and Sawyer in 1871.[2] Hartwell describes the Barton's Building facade as "utterly ignorant.. the ground floor pilasters must be seen to be believed."[3] The arcade, however, is "a gorgeous glass and iron shopping arcade with glass domes..., the best example of this type of cast-iron and glass arcade anywhere in the country."[3] The entrance to the arcade on St Ann's Square incorporates a large, cast iron and glass wall. The two entrances on Deansgate are hidden behind the Barton Building. The building is of "four storeys with an attic, a long nine-bay facade to Deansgate, divided in half horizontally by a balustraded balcony".[2] The structure is composed of cast iron and glass. The iron work was supplied by the Macfarlane Saracen Glass Factory in Glasgow.[3] The building was one of the first to be built on the newly widened Deansgate.[4] The arcade was restored in the 1980s. The original shop fronts and decorative floor no longer exist

 

Thats from wiki but some other bits i found

 

It was used as some sort of ghost tour by a company called flecky bennet. And they talk about anne frank etc. It was used has a bunker in the blitz etc. When they was told they couldent do it anymore seems they left a lot of stuff. very intresting if a little fooked up and creepy has shit when you turn a corner and 6 mannequins stare back. Anyway was bloody great fun And visited with @stranton and a big thanks to @bolts also. Things went fairly well until we opened a door and out came the alarms and secca. Talk about move fast lol. we got out ok but fook wish i could have mooched a bit more. Got a couple of pics from roof also. Overall just a fun night. Just dont mension the fact we went into a carpark found an open door went for a we mooch has you do only to find a fooking bank vault and cctv every where jeesus we ran like the wind lol. Shame sadly no pics for obvious reasons ie bloody cam right at us. Outside on the side of the building in big fooking letters it says BANK lol. Yes folks a maybe live bank by accident lol. Awesome. Never stuck around to find out. And good job cause a guy was seeling us in and he said his stuff about police and we where robbers etc etc lol. And off we went.

Anyways some pics for you. Enjoy all thanks for reading.

 

Pics..

 

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Give me an hand lol...

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Lovely old stairs

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Roof shots

 

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Thanks to everyone who looked i hope you all like it. On to the next laters all.

 

 

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Yep thanks all. Was definitely an odd crazy night lol. And was a great place could have done more if not for the bloody alarm. Thanks for looking everyone.

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Haha that's a funny one and the rooftop is stunning. The bank vault sounds like fun as well, make sure you wear a balaclava next time and bust in playing this full blast

 

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Omfg lmfao @The_Raw funny has fook. To be honest we had no bloody idea what we where walking into with vault. All part of exploration lol. @Hydro3xploric deffo worth a mooch m8ty like i said could have been more if not for alarm lol. Thanks for looking all its apreciated 

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Damn right I did m8ty. Nothing a good bath didn't fix and boy did I sleep. Was overall a great night other than freezing our tits off lol. Thx for everything m8ty and for reply. Speak again soon m8ty. And overall really enjoyed my cool exit lol. The bloody view was something else. 

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