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    Moorish Arch Edge Hill - Is there any evidence of this historic arch still left? It was involved in one of Liverpool's most historical occasions - The opening of the Liverpool/ Manchester railway.


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    , imagine restoring that! Lets get a campaign going! Shame, I'd love to have a trip down there.
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    It's great down there, the original steps are the scariest things to walk down as most of em are gone!

    Here's one of Charles Hand and friends taking the tour in 1926 just before they headed in to the Williamson Tunnels.

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    Hi Kev and Jona

    Very interesting images and information, lads. My inclination would be to believe that the Moorish arch had to be demolished because it was too narrow to allow the later larger trains to pass through. Since it seems to have been almost completely removed and eradicated except for its foundations that would seem to be the case.

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    From http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...g/index3.shtml

    "In the 1860's in order to facilitate a new track alignment the Edge Hill cutting was widened forcing the demolition of the Moorish Arch."

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