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    Bit of a weird one for you!

    Sometime last year, maybe the year before, I was out shopping with the Missus.

    We were on Bold Street, on the right as you look up to St Lukes. I'm guessing she was either in the Halifax, or a shop called 'The Works'.


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    So, that probably places me outside one of those. On the pavement, there are a couple of rows of 'glass tiles???', don't know if thats the right word. Just look like opaque glass cobbles.

    Anyways, one of these cobbles is missing, and I looks down at it. Amazingly, you could see straight through to what I can only describe as another street. It was like the whole roadway of Bold St was suspended 20-25 foot in the air above his street. It had a proper tarmacced road, and it looked like empty cardboard boxes waiting for collections.

    It made it appear like the ground floors of buildings, were really the 2nd floors.

    I hadn't been drinking, and I haven't smoked the Waccy Baccy for a good few years now.

    I saw what I saw.

    Googling it throws up nothing, So.....

    Can anybody shed any light on this for me?

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    That'll be the underground depositry for the bank.

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    Lots of amazing underground history in Liverpool inc the well in Jeffs, Bold Street.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/local...covering.shtml

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    I remember when they were pulling down the local railway and rats were popping up on Bold Street. There was a vent in our stockroom which was below ground and a dead rat had fallen through and was lying on a table!! It was there for days and I had to go in that room ugh. I bet there are underground tunnel all over. Look at those amazing pics that came up on here. That amazing tunnel with old cars and all kinds of things.

    Everyone was saying then that the rats lived in all the underground tunnels. I guess from the train station.

    Pity you did not have a camera or phone camera handy. Very interesting
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    sounds very interesting cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgie t View Post
    sounds very interesting cheers
    Heading for Bold st. then,Georgie??

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    Sounds interesting

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    Right, I've just been back for a little nosey about. The rows of glass bricks are actually outside what is now the Argos, directly opposite the Lyceum. There is also a very small run of these bricks further up Bold St outside 'FootAsylum'. I was pressing & prodding these bricks with my foot to see if there was any give. One brick, about 8-10 bricks up Bold St from the Argos doorway, had quite a bit of give in it, and the concrete around it was loose too. I couldn't hack away at it, as there was a corpy guy fixing somat nearby.

    I think it would need a trowel or something to loosen it

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    Urban vandal

    Maybe go in the shop with a clipboard and nametag on asking to see their cellar
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    Pavement Lights, as they are known...

    http://www.newageglass.co.uk/glass-b...ent-lights.php

    ...may have come into use with the widening of roadways. Where buildings had had light wells at one time. So rather than lose the useful space when they lost their entrance ways and to have natural light the pavements accommodated the duel purpose of walk way and storage space. This is not to say that glory-holes are the only things beneath our feet.

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    Given it is at the bottom end of Bold St. Could this subterranean roadway be something to do with the old and nearby Central station?
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    P.S.
    Walking around city centres you will see lines of brass or studs in the pavement I fancy these too are to mark 'solid' ground out from voids. i.e. spaces still in use by the building owner.

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    Fascinating, Liverpool has loads of tunnels etc, I seem to remember a local historian talking about underground streets in the area of Sweeting St too.

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