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#259332 - 23rd Sep 2008 12:02am Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell?
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I have been avidly reading about the Bidston Hill and Tranmere shelters on here and would like to know if anyone has heard about a tunnel from near the T.A base in Oxton which runs to Noctorum Dell?

I had some info on this from someone who claims to have been down there, he said the entrance is inside a small building in Oxton and exits inside someones house(!) in Noctorum Dell. Sorry about the lack of detail but I will try and find more information and post it here.

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#259378 - 23rd Sep 2008 11:29am Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: sakuraba]
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I know an ex army buddy who works there as a civilian storeman so i will ask him if he knows of anything thumbsup
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#259382 - 23rd Sep 2008 12:08pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: jonno40]
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never heard anything but the girlfriends dad is quite high in the T.A and works there every tuesday evening so will get her to ask him if you want me to?
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#259385 - 23rd Sep 2008 12:54pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: lawton]
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Just spoke to my mate and he siad there are big cellars but no tunnel that he is aware of but he is now on a mission and will let me know what he finds
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#259425 - 23rd Sep 2008 7:09pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: jonno40]
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Hi, thanks guys thanks for the response happy . Just to clarify a little - the person who told me about this tunnel said it was NEAR the T.A base he also mentioned Chetwyn(?, but I don't think he meant IN the base.

I do have doubts about the reliabilty of the person who told me this info, as the first time he told me this story he said he watched his friends go down the tunnel, while on second telling he says he went through it with them. So I hope nobody is on a wild goose chase with this one. Next time I see him i will try and get him to show me the entrances.

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#259475 - 23rd Sep 2008 10:09pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: sakuraba]
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The name Chetwyn rings a bell with me. Is that one of the big houses that stand around there?

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#259480 - 23rd Sep 2008 10:26pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: Shambo]
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I know there are trenches in the grounds of Birkenhead School near the head's house under the trees - played there with my cousin when his dad was a caretaker there.


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#259489 - 23rd Sep 2008 10:51pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: MissGuided]
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The T.A. centre, Chetwynd, is on the corner of Bidston Rd. & Wexford Rd., opposite the junction with Beresford Rd. I know the head's house in Beresford Rd. well; I went to Birkenhead School myself. Where exactly is Noctorum Dell?

Cheers, Chris.


Edited by chriskay (24th Sep 2008 9:20am)
Edit Reason: Wexford Rd., not Budworth Rd. Sorry
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#259509 - 24th Sep 2008 7:15am Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: chriskay]
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The nearest "tunnel" to this area I know of is a water tunnel that runs from Flaybrick Waterworks to nr. Mere Hall, Oxton. The tunnel was driven as part of the Alwyn Aqueduct scheme. Unless you've got gills, access would be a no-no.

Confirmation of another tunnel would be VERY interesting !


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#259510 - 24th Sep 2008 7:32am Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: ]
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I have just googled the two locations and if there is a tunnel one thing that springs to mind is WHY confused


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#259552 - 24th Sep 2008 12:29pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: jonno40]
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It is part of the Alwyn pipeline. Brings water from Llyn Alwen in Denbighshire to Birkenhead. Pipeline most of the way. Tunneled section at Bwlch Tunnel (Clwyd Gate Hotel). Pipes to Connah's Quay. Tunnel under the Dee nr. old BSC steelworks. Pipes to Thingwall Reservoir. Pipes to Mere Hall Tunnel. Tunnel to Flaybrick.

That's the long-winded bit. The short answer to your question ... WATER !!

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#259571 - 24th Sep 2008 1:07pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: ]
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Wow Pinzgauer - you are a mine of information!
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#259628 - 24th Sep 2008 4:45pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: MissGuided]
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#259634 - 24th Sep 2008 5:47pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: jonno40]
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SO IS THERE A TUNNEL ?
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#259673 - 24th Sep 2008 6:57pm Re: Tunnel from Oxton T.A to Noctorum Dell? [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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I dont believe there is a tunnel there for a minute, i knocked around Oxton & the Nocy when i was a kid and never heard anything about that. In addition, the distance from the area of the T.A base to the dell is too far for an old man made tunnel.

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