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    Default Race Track Tunnel System Under Dingle?

    Anyone else heard this story? A race track tunnel system under dingle......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Anyone else heard this story? A race track tunnel system under dingle......
    There is the Dingle station with loads of cars there

    The only time I turned the Dingle in to a race track was when I had access to the Herculanium Dock before buiding work started - and used to practice my 0-60 times there hoping that my brakes would work before I hit the dingle steps!

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    Was`nt Dingle station the only underground station on the overhead railway?

    Do you mean they held races there Kev?

    I have a book about Horse racing meetings in Toxteth, but they would not be underground.

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    I'm talking about a separate 'track' where cars would 'race'.
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    What's your source Kev? Any more info on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    What's your source Kev? Any more info on this?
    No more info, I was told this today, I'm not making it up la
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    No more info, I was told this today, I'm not making it up la
    And I don't disabelieve you too - it would be like me saying that Childwall once had its own Polo Ground and that light aircraft used to land on it

    (and this is true)

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    I doubt it, unless as somebody says the Dingle Tunnel (Overhead Railway) was used.
    There are old cars down there.

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    I don't know about tunnels, but there was some sort of go cart track at the bottom of Dingle lane when I was a kid. To your left walking to the river, the back of DVS

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    Default Dingle race track

    I asked someone in work who was brought up in the dingle, apparently there
    was a "race track" off Dingle lane. It was a track on a field at JONES'S farm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete E View Post
    I asked someone in work who was brought up in the dingle, apparently there
    was a "race track" off Dingle lane. It was a track on a field at JONES'S farm!

    This might be Brown's field, which was part of West Dingle, which was on Dingle Lane. The once grand house was then a pig farm.
    (I've traced the history of all the big houses, and there wasn't a Jones's farm. West Dingle was the only house that was any kind of farm in the 20th century.)
    West Dingle was the last of the large houses on the Dingle estate to be demolished, and this happened between 1955 and 1960. On an OS map dated January 1960, the house had already been demolished, with a Road Safety Course laid out on the site.
    I think the course was to teach child cyclists Road Safety.
    I suppose it could have been used as an unofficial "race track".

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