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#520791 - 20th May 2011 12:14am smugglers tunnels royden park
cooldarls Offline
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Does anyone know if this is true. I remember years ago being told about them, apparently they went from thurstaton to royden park - red rock area. I know many years ago doing a night exercise in royden and one of our members of staff fell through into some sort of tunnel.

just wondered if anyone on here knew anything about them.

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#520794 - 20th May 2011 12:25am Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: cooldarls]
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There is evidence of a tunnel that may run from Thurstaston beach (or more correctly Dawpool Port)to Thurstaston Hall.

There may have been a tunnel under Telegraph Road near the bottom of the cutting by Thurstatson Common.

I remember some mention of a subsidence in Royden Park but no details.
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#520815 - 20th May 2011 8:35am Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: cooldarls]
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Good info DD, i'd be interested to hear more on this, i had a friend who lived next to irby hall, the chap that lived there apparntly had tunnels running under the land their I, vaguly rember seeing something as a kid behined one of the barns that looked like it may have had something to do with it ?
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#520836 - 20th May 2011 9:49am Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: cooldarls]
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A tunnel from Thurstaston beach to the hall through glacial clay?

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#520905 - 20th May 2011 11:48am Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: davew3]
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Originally Posted By: davew3
A tunnel from Thurstaston beach to the hall through glacial clay?


About as feasible as tunnels from Red noses to Mother Redcaps but instead of the clay it is pure sand. Good yarn though!

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#520907 - 20th May 2011 11:54am Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: davew3]
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Originally Posted By: davew3
A tunnel from Thurstaston beach to the hall through glacial clay?
Under the clay is solid sandstone, this is quite visible along parts of the coastline there.

There are a number of houses/buildings in the area (and even on the beach) which gives the clue that all is not mud wink
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#521140 - 20th May 2011 10:19pm Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: cooldarls]
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I've certainly seen some tunnels in Royden Park close to Hillbark. It was back in the 1980s though and my memory is somewhat vague.

Having had a look at Google Earth, I'd say the location is somewhere in the woods at approx 5321'46.10N, 308'12.36W

As for their going all the way to Thustaston though, I'm afraid it's rubbish.

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#521191 - 20th May 2011 11:07pm Re: smugglers tunnels royden park [Re: philmch]
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thnaks for all the replies. I know there are tunnels in royden park cos I seen them. the story of them going to thurstaston maybe be a myth but isnt that what this is for to try and find out the truth. thanks for all the nice replies

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