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UK Brinksway Deep Air Raid Shelter, Stockport, June 2016

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I got a tip from a friend of a friend that these were open, so the next evening I met up with @macc_explore, @ACID-REFLUX and M8ty himself @coolboyslim (plus a 2 non-members) in stockport for a fun evening. 

 

The History
The Brinksway deep level shelter is one of three 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. Stockport was first bombed on the 11th October 1940 The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 6,500 people.
Stockport is only 6 miles away from Manchester, the local folk complained the Mancunians were taking up all the room inside the shelters.

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 wardens 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. A real World war 2 time capsule awaits the explorer.

 

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Dont tell me @ACID-RELUX has made a personal appearance? Well worth a look this one, also removed the duplicate report :thumb

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Really nice m8ty. And thanks for bringing us along. Was a good laugh and good to meet some new people also. And the shelter was bloody good. Just sifting through my pics. Good report m8ty glad we all enjoyed it. 

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6 hours ago, Vulex said:

they were built in toilet seats lol

 

Sweet! You can crap straight into the poo pipe! :) 

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