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Postby Crazy Jane » Fri 08 Feb, 2008 5:10 pm

Quote: i have been told there is a similar thing running from the corn exchange to the bottom of the market. a closely guarded secret if it is... my ex-lodger worked there for about 10 years and didn't know anything about it... it was the sort of thing that would have piqued her interest...
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Postby Nottsman87 » Wed 05 Mar, 2008 2:09 am

Alright guys, just found this forum and was fascinated by the pictures and numerous threads so I thought I'd join. I love all the mystery surrounded in old tunnels etc and I wasn't even aware that these tunnels even existed. The myths regarding circus animals seems a little far fetched. There was however a plan before or after the war to build the train station with underground tunnels that trains would use but it was unfortunately scrapped. There is a render of it on the Leeds Transport Solution Thread on Skyscrapercity, I'll try and find the link.From looking at a member's blog on SSC (who is also into urban exploration) he's managed to get inside some disused railway tunnels in the Leeds and Harrogate area which were previously used as air raid shelters during the war and they had a simlar look to them with the benches etc as the tunnels underneath the City Station. Maybe they were used for that during bombing raids?
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Postby Nottsman87 » Wed 05 Mar, 2008 2:29 am

Here is the link. If you scroll just over half way you'll see a section through the proposed plan for the station. The post is by WiggleyLeeds.http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthrea ... 11&page=27
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Postby wiggy » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 6:37 pm

Nottsman87 wrote: Here is the link. If you scroll just over half way you'll see a section through the proposed plan for the station. The post is by WiggleyLeeds.http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthrea ... 11&page=27 ITS NOT ME...BEFORE ANYONE STARTS!!!!!
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Postby chameleon » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 7:48 pm

wiggy wrote: Nottsman87 wrote: Here is the link. If you scroll just over half way you'll see a section through the proposed plan for the station. The post is by WiggleyLeeds.http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthrea ... 11&page=27 ITS NOT ME...BEFORE ANYONE STARTS!!!!! Now, can we be sure of that, seen this plan shown on here before, hmmmmm!
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Postby tyke bhoy » Fri 07 Mar, 2008 7:18 pm

There is/was a pain in the neck who posted on the bbc leeds messageboards who ended up as WiggleyLeeds. He was obsessive as to how the glut of modern riverside apartments in Leeds and a 24 hour (outdoor) cafe culture were needed for Leeds to be a major player.He would not accept the buy to let of shoeboxes in "jerry built" skyscrapers was not particularly good for Leeds' architecture and image. Nor would he accept there are plenty of places in Leeds trying to offer the outdoor terrace cafe culture but the climate only really permits it for about 30 days a year.I suspect that this is the character on skyscapercity and if it is is views are virtually diametrically opposed to the Wiggy on here we know (and love?) I eventually came to the conclusion he had a vested interest (commission?) in selling city centre properties. So was in the employ of a major developer or was an estate agent based in LS1/2/3
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Postby Brandy » Fri 07 Mar, 2008 10:18 pm

wiggy wrote: Nottsman87 wrote: Here is the link. If you scroll just over half way you'll see a section through the proposed plan for the station. The post is by WiggleyLeeds.http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthrea ... 11&page=27 ITS NOT ME...BEFORE ANYONE STARTS!!!!! you'l get thee death o cold wiggy lad put yer clobber back on lol
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Postby dazzel » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 1:38 am

i'm hearing you loud and clear on that one lol

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Postby dazzel » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 1:39 am

i'm hearing you tyke boy on that 1 lol
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Postby fevlad » Sat 08 Mar, 2008 10:18 am

Trojan wrote: Sam Compton wrote: Thanks for posting these intriguing photos of what lies beneath Leeds City Station. I remember as a child daring myself to sneak a look at the curdled froth of the Aire as it passed through those hidden passages, always accompanied by the dizzying subterranean roar of water and a cloying and unnerving dampness. It seems that the Aire was a lot dirtier back in the seventies.     You should have seen it at Cas in the sixties! my auntie brenda lived in the street next to the bus depot off wheldon road.I couldn't believe it the first time I went to see her.It was like science fiction-the froth came marching down carlton street loke an unstoppable army as high as the buildings. I nearly crapped my self.
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