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    Default Going into Dingle underground station tmw!!!

    There's been a tour organised in work....
    Ancient Chapel of Toxteth
    Turner Memorial Home
    and then down into the underground dingle station!

    i am excited!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    There's been a tour organised in work....
    Ancient Chapel of Toxteth
    Turner Memorial Home
    and then down into the underground dingle station!

    i am excited!!
    can anyone come. ie members here? I'm sure they would love too
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    ****, that sounds amazing! Make sure you get some photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    ****, that sounds amazing! Make sure you get some photos!
    I've been there many times. It is easy to bring back into use and regenerate the Dingle area. A gantry from the Dingle tunnel at Herculaneum down to the track beneath. The station and tunnel is all there. What would be the cost of boring that station and tunnel these days? It is a no brainer, the station should be brought back into use ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    can anyone come. ie members here? I'm sure they would love too
    hiya kev
    i am not sure
    but it is a free tour.
    so,i don't see why not!

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    I wonder if they still store the old cars down there? Last time I went there was a Mk1 Escort, Hillman Imp and a mk2 Escort body!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    hiya kev
    i am not sure
    but it is a free tour.
    so,i don't see why not!
    who has organised this walkabout? I know you say your work but have you got details of who was contacted about visiting these sites....and another thing.......get these work colleagues of yours over to this website right away!!!!!
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    hi kev
    i dont really wanna give out the lady's name but she does alot of history tours...

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    just been down dingle station...amazing!

    pics to follow later......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    just been down dingle station...amazing!

    pics to follow later......
    wish i was there.....
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    Default Ancient Chapel of Toxteth

    Amazing building that I have always wanted to go into.
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    Default Ancient Chapel Burial Ground

    I have gone past this little cemetery so many times, and to stand inside it was amazing!
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    Default Turner Memorial Home

    Another amazing building built by Alfred Waterhouse, originally a home for Incurables.
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    Default Dingle Underground station

    Not many pics in here, as it was completely pitch black, except for Alans trusty torch from Homebase!!

    But it was such a fantastic experience, and the owner of the garage, is a lovely bloke who brought out the Dockers Umbrella book to show us all the old pics.
    It is also reportedly haunted down there, after about 8 people were trapped down there (i forget the date) and died in the fire...
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    I'm so glad we havn't lost this gem (Chapel), many thanks for sharing, I'm jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    Not many pics in here, as it was completely pitch black, except for Alans trusty torch from Homebase!!

    But it was such a fantastic experience, and the owner of the garage, is a lovely bloke who brought out the Dockers Umbrella book to show us all the old pics.
    It is also reportedly haunted down there, after about 8 people were trapped down there (i forget the date) and died in the fire...
    These are fantastic too, who's the owner? I should ring him and organise something for the forum.
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    hey kev
    i forget the guys last name, but i think his name was Nigel.
    A really nice bloke, seemed genuinely keen to promote what was there, which was lovely.
    Lots of old classic cars down there too! gathering dust!

    Defo try and arrange something for the forum...
    Maybe take in some other sights too....do a little walk about or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    hey kev
    i forget the guys last name, but i think his name was Nigel.
    A really nice bloke, seemed genuinely keen to promote what was there, which was lovely.
    Lots of old classic cars down there too! gathering dust!

    Defo try and arrange something for the forum...
    Maybe take in some other sights too....do a little walk about or something?
    Sounds a good idea
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    ****, it's still in use...

    Thanks for sharing the photos though, looks like you had a more productive day than me!! This city certainly has lots of hidden treasures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    I wonder if they still store the old cars down there? Last time I went there was a Mk1 Escort, Hillman Imp and a mk2 Escort body!
    Some kids pushed the cars right down the tunnels and out over the Herculaneum at one stage. They bricked it up.
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    Must have been a while back, as there's a ten foot wall there now...

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    Thanks, I was down in the station years ago when it was a junkyard, probably in the 70's can't quite remember, old timers disease must be setting in.
    Is the Ancient Chapel still in use for services, if it is what religion is it?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    Must have been a while back, as there's a ten foot wall there now...
    I know. That is why they built it.
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    Brings back the past to me! Late 50's, the top area of the station was rented by the Brother International Corp. and was used as a distribution centre/warehouse for the distribution of their sewing machines. The machine parts were manufactured in Japan, then shipped over to Northern Island for assembly, they were then sent over to Liverpool in containers and stored at The Dingle Station (warehouse) a young irish chap (mechanic) checked them out and they were then distributed to all major cities in the UK.
    A total of four (repeat) four, people carried out this UK task, I was the truck driver, a female office worker, and one other chap as warehouseman, together with the mechanic were the sole staff! I will admit that I did'nt stay too long in this occupation!!!!
    Glad to see the place is still in use! Regards to All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Thanks, I was down in the station years ago when it was a junkyard, probably in the 70's can't quite remember, old timers disease must be setting in.
    Is the Ancient Chapel still in use for services, if it is what religion is it?.

    Yes.
    It's Unitarian, allied to the Church in Ullet Road.
    They have fortnightly services to an average congregation of 8.
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    If there are any more walkabouts like this, I'd love to come along.

    Only live down the road (moved to Aigburth recently) and spotted the old Dingle station (what was) a few weeks back.

    If another tour of these or similar sites is arranged, count me in

    John

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    sure thing
    it was organised by my work.
    i wasn't sure if it was open to everybody, but it quite obviously was!
    Next time, I will be sure to let you all know

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    MissInformed, thanks for posting the pics. They are very interesting. This has prompted me to go and find the chapel sometime and take a look.

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    thats ok lindy
    It was a fantastic day...

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