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    ...apparently.

    Did few shifts there over last Christmas and the then manager was telling me about the tunnels going from the

    basement.


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    One goes towards the docks- smuggling? Another goes into the city, and I can't quite remember the details of the third except to say that

    given the shackles and chains which are apparently still in place they did at some point house victims of the slave-trade.

    Part of one of the tunnels

    is still used as part of their micro-brewery.


    Who runs the place now? At the time the manager wasn't too confident of the owner's longterm

    intentions.

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    interesting....i can see the tunnel story working as the pub is very old and its location to

    the waterfront.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Teardrop Explodes View Post
    ...apparently.

    Did few shifts there over last Christmas and the then

    manager was telling me about the tunnels going from the basement.

    One goes towards the docks- smuggling? Another goes into the city, and I can't

    quite remember the details of the third except to say that given the shackles and chains which are apparently still in place they did at some point house

    victims of the slave-trade.

    Part of one of the tunnels is still used as part of their micro-brewery.


    Who runs the place now? At the time

    the manager wasn't too confident of the owner's longterm intentions.
    As no slaves came to Liverpool the third tunnel is a no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams View Post
    As no slaves came to Liverpool the third tunnel is a

    no-no.
    Aye well, that's what the bloke said was down there, I don't really know. He seemed pretty certain he'd seen these "shackles"

    anyway.

    As I remember the story one of the tunnels going up toward Ropeworks is/was thought to have run to another tavern, as I say in the Duke

    St-Wood St. area. I believe that hostelry no longer exists though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.Williams View Post
    As no slaves came to Liverpool the third tunnel is a

    no-no.
    That could be another debate altogether. Its a few years since I've read it but i'm sure in "Liverpool Capital of the Slave Trade" by

    Gail Cameron and Steven Crooke there's pictures of adverts of slave sales in the city.

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    Why would the merchants bring the slaves back to Liverpool? The slave trade was a three legged journey. Goods sent to Africa were sold in

    exchange for slaves. The slaves were then transported to the West Indies to work on the plantations there. The sugar and tobacco were then transported back

    to Blighty.

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