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#400500 - 9th Apr 2010 7:36pm wormhole caves
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does anyone know if wormhome cave in New Brighton is ever opened to the public ? and if so any idea as to when ?
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#400584 - 10th Apr 2010 1:59am Re: wormhole caves [Re: jabber_Ish]
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#401037 - 12th Apr 2010 6:02pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: Roslynmuse]
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thx for the link
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#440718 - 2nd Nov 2010 1:18pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: jabber_Ish]
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I was cycling along the prom more than 10 or 15 years ago and saw a hand-painted sign on one of the garden walls that overlook the prom (opposite the old baths site) - it said 'Caves Open today' and was next to a door in the garden wall. I went up and entered the garden and the house owner had opened an entrance in the middle of the lawn which gave access to caves. There was a token charitable entry fee( towards the Scouts Assoc) of about 50p. there were steps down and we were taken down by someone who acted as a guide. We were told that the caves had been used by Smugglers many years ago to hide themselves and store any contraband hidden from the customs/authorities.The caves were long and increasingly narrow and went (I think) in the direction of Moreton.At the point it became too narrow to carry on, we were told the story that, in the 1800's a young boy had been given a candle/light source and sent to see how far he could get. Apparently he is supposed to have emerged in the region of Flaybrick cemetry! Have never seen any other reference to these caves or this story.

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#440734 - 2nd Nov 2010 4:28pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: 335steve]
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quite a few references to them in various books in wallasey central library, just ask the staff to point you to the local History section.


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#440738 - 2nd Nov 2010 4:33pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: jabber_Ish]
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this is a pretty recent book collaborating loads of old info/lore about the area. Excellent read smile you may have to order it at the library as its rarely in stock since they got a copy smack


Wirral Smugglers, Wreckers and Pirates - Gavin Chappel
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#440748 - 2nd Nov 2010 4:54pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Unfortunately there is a load of innacurate information in that book.
Did have a read of a book called "underground Liverpool" today which was an amazing read and very well researched,it answers some of the myths floating around the internet about some of the Liverpool tunnels.
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#440750 - 2nd Nov 2010 5:00pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: diggingdeeper]
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thats why i said lore smile

whos the author of that one pls DD
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#440760 - 2nd Nov 2010 5:27pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Jim Moore ... the book is in the book clearance shop on the corner of the square by Beatties in Birkenhead, I think it was knocked down to 6.49 but also available on Amazon for under 8 inclusive p&p


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#440769 - 2nd Nov 2010 6:04pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: diggingdeeper]
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#441789 - 7th Nov 2010 4:35pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: Archaeo]
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When I was twelve with another friend I attempted to access the cave at the back of the putting green by the steps leading down from a house. We had candles funny enough, we got maybe thirty feet in before it became very tight. We were skinny kids too. but by the light of the candle we could see it opening wider further along. This was the cave referred to as the 'Lady's Cave' because some woman got stuck in it and the only way to get her out was to strip her naked and grease her body. As least that's what her boyfriend told her.

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#441865 - 7th Nov 2010 9:52pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: 335steve]
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Originally Posted By: 335steve
I was cycling along the prom more than 10 or 15 years ago and saw a hand-painted sign on one of the garden walls that overlook the prom (opposite the old baths site) - it said 'Caves Open today' and was next to a door in the garden wall. I went up and entered the garden and the house owner had opened an entrance in the middle of the lawn which gave access to caves. There was a token charitable entry fee( towards the Scouts Assoc) of about 50p. there were steps down and we were taken down by someone who acted as a guide. We were told that the caves had been used by Smugglers many years ago to hide themselves and store any contraband hidden from the customs/authorities.The caves were long and increasingly narrow and went (I think) in the direction of Moreton.At the point it became too narrow to carry on, we were told the story that, in the 1800's a young boy had been given a candle/light source and sent to see how far he could get. Apparently he is supposed to have emerged in the region of Flaybrick cemetry! Have never seen any other reference to these caves or this story.


That's about as true as the one about it connecting to Mother Redcaps. Do you realise just how far this is and there was a river (Wallasey Pool) to cross?

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#441866 - 7th Nov 2010 10:01pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: Helles]
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worm hole is not long at sll mate!
well not that long lol!
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#441882 - 7th Nov 2010 11:52pm Re: wormhole caves [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Fascinating stuff, reading the History. Do these wormholes REALLY go back to the time of the Smugglers?
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#441883 - 8th Nov 2010 12:06am Re: wormhole caves [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Jim Moore ... the book is in the book clearance shop on the corner of the square by Beatties in Birkenhead, I think it was knocked down to 6.49 but also available on Amazon for under 8 inclusive p&p
Thanks DD! Checked out the Library Database and there is a copy available with my name on it!!! bananadance
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