A friend of mine used to work for Chicago Rock cafe (now the Art Picture House), on Market Street, Bury. He swears blind, that while he worked there, he went through a door behind the bar, which took him into a red brick, pitch black tunnel that led underground. He says it isn't the cellar or under stage access from it's theatre days. Apparently, this tunnel links with others in Bury, that link the Elizabethan Suite and the church on The Rock, as well as others.
Now, normally, I'd take this with a pinch of salt. But I know this guy, and I don't think he'd be having a laugh, then or now. He is adamant that it's there.
Has anyone else ever heard this story? I'd love to know more. I plan on going in and speaking to management when I go back, but that will be a few months yet...
The iconic 'Sol Viva' in Bury is set for demolition :/ I had many a fun night in there as a 14 year old, treading the sticky carpets and throwing up after too many shots.
Since it closed I've wanted to get in there; looks like I'll be too late as I won't be in my home town for a while. Looks like plans start on bank holiday Monday, but it's expected to take 17 weeks, so there maybe a short time to get them pics! I'd love to see old Sol before it's gone. If you're round that way, ave a look!!!!