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Well, heres another easy explore I done recently with a few friends. This is only the second location I've visited, so be gentle!

 

I wont bore you with TOO much history, as this has been done numerous times, and I'm sure most of you are aware of this place or have visited yourself.

 

CRANK CAVERNS, ST HELENS, MERSEYSIDE.

 

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Crank Caverns is the common name of the remains of the Rainford Delph Quarry near Crank in St. Helens, Merseyside. It is a network of underground tunnels and caverns, as well as an extensive woodland. Information in the St. Helens local history archives states that sandstone quarrying began here as early as 1730.

 

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Rainford Delph is listed as a Colliery by 1854, under the ownership of Charles Howarth or Yorkshire Charlie as he was known locally by 1880.[2] Mining finally ceased and the woods and caverns were used as a game reserve by the Earl of Derby until 1939, when they became a storage facility for ammunition for the anti-aircraft position at Crank. After the war, the caverns ceased use as a game reserve.

 

There are also legends of vicious dwarves eating children, soldiers going into the mines with gunpowder, etc.. But now to the pictures.

 

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Sorry, not all the photos are in order, I had lots to do this morning and was just trying to get this uploaded. Hope you lot enjoy the photos anyway!

 

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Looks like you had a fun day and thats what it's all about! Thanks for posting up your report :) 

 

Maybe drop a couple of pic sizes to 'medium' or 'large' as they're appearing maahhooosive! lol

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