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Bidston Hall Tunnel ? #262915
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Right ive started a new topic for this one as requested wink

I was scanning a book in the reference library called "Auld lang syne" and it was the recollections of some guy whos name slips my mind and he mentions that there was a superstition or a rumour that there was a tunnel from Bidston Hall to Leasowe Castle.

I wondered if anyone had heard of this or had any information on it.



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His name was Harry Nielsen



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oh lol thats right cos i joked about him being a good singer too lol


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Bidston Hall to Leasowe Castle as the crow flies

When you think about Joseph Williamson and his tunnels its probably not impossible for someone to build a tunnel of this length


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Thats about 1.5 miles and most of the ground is sand. It would have been a major engineering event even today.

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Wouldn't it have been sandstone like the rest of the peninsula?



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I read some where that there used to be a very dodgy path from Bidston to Wallasey and Leasowe that the landlord of the Ring O Bells public house used to send his smuggled goods along. apparently it was stalked by thieves and murderers . smile

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It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
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yea i think thats true and only certain people knew the correct route to go...maybe there is no tunnel and its just the route to the castle that was secret. I know that there were supposed to be whale bones used as a bridge too.


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hope it was a tunnel, crossing the m53 is awful on a monday morning


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Originally Posted by rentaclown100
hope it was a tunnel, crossing the m53 is awful on a monday morning
Where do you cross? Not jay walking!


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tut offtopic that was your doing clown! don't lead the newbs astray!



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I been inside Bidston Hall and spoke to one of the staff who help maintain the building a several years ago. They never mentioned anything about a tunnel. Plus i dont think its feasible for something like that to be built without a lot of investment and people knowning about it.

Unfortunately there are lots of rumours of tunnels around Wirral, and about 90% are not true !


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Thus endeth this thread lol


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hope it was a tunnel, crossing the m53 is awful on a monday morning
Where do you cross? Not jay walking!


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Originally Posted by MissCalculated
Thus endeth this thread lol


Dr Frick has spoken wink


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