Victoria Arches, Manchester

December 2014 - Explored with Ojay, Ninjaboy, ViralEye, Kenni, Nickindroy and Stopford Lad

The Victoria Arches are a series of bricked-up arches built in an embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for Steam packet riverboats and as Second World War air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases that descended from Victoria Street.

Regular flooding resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were later used for general storage. Following the outbreak of the Second World War they were converted into air raid shelters. They are now bricked up and inaccessible, the staircases having been removed in the latter part of the 20th century.

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Comments

On 29th April 2015 Arron wrote:
How do you get in there
On 25th May 2015 Snake Oil wrote:
Theres a teleport from the Arndale ;)
On 7th July 2015 Ryan wrote:
How do you actually get in!? Been trying to find out for ages :(

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