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Brinksway deep level shelter, Stockport - Aug 2013

Paulpowers

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I've not been underground for 5 days and was starting to get the shakes, my eyes had adapted to being above ground and my skin was no longer translucent so I had to find somewhere dark and cool to hide from the midday sun

As I was in Stockport I decided on Brinksway deep level shelter

The Brinksway deep level shelter is one of four deep level shelters in Stockport.The air raid shelter tunnels were for civilian use, and were dug into the red sandstone on which the town centre stands on.

Work started on the tunnels in 1938 and the first set of shelters was opened on 28 October 1939.

The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 6,500 people.

The tunnels were 7 feet wide and 7 feet high and had electric lighting and wooden bench seating. There were toilets, mostly chemical although a few were plumbed into the mains. A warden’s post, a first aid store and a tool store were also provided.

As the threat of bombing receded in 1943, it was decided that the tunnels no longer needed to be open every night. After the end of the War, the tunnels were sealed up and remained virtually as they had been.

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Wardens post

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Toilets

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Like this a lot, those toilets are the maddest "make shift" ones I have seen yet, great set of pics, thanks for sharing

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I've not been underground for 5 days and was starting to get the shakes, my eyes had adapted to being above ground and my skin was no longer translucent so I had to find somewhere dark and cool to hide from the midday sun
Do you splarkle in the sunlight like the other gay vampires???

Excellnt shots and location as always fella

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Love the very strange loos! Nice shots and share, thanks :D

 
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Awesome stuff mate, Amazing to still see bunks :) Hard to imagine being stuck down here in the middle of a raid amongst 200 odd people!

 

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More like 2000 people, it must have been hell compared to somewhere like the arches in Manchester

 

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Really do like the look of this & cool pics

Shame the spray can brigade have set about it .

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That is a nice shelter, indeed how awesome that the bunks and toilets are still in situ! I'd like to think they weren't communal at the time of use though ;)

Nice pics cheers :)

 

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Love it Paul, great to see the bunks and bogs, not something I've seen often

 
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