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Leeds Lass
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Postby Leeds Lass » Wed 28 Feb, 2007 1:22 am

Hi everyone! Thought I'd be the only one here!!! Lol!!! I love all this kind of stuff, so I'll be a regular now I've signed up!!!
Onto my question...
I remember when I was young, being told of a secret tunnel that runs from Kirkstall Abbey, right through to Leeds City Varieties. As I got older, 2 more (different) people told me about it, one of them being someone who worked at the theatre itself. I can't seem to find out any more about this. Has anyone else heard of it? I seem to recall it was said the tunnel was an escape route for the monks from the Abbey. I don't think I'd volunteer to go through it if it was found, but it'd be interesting to know if it exists!!!?
Phill_d
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Postby Phill_d » Wed 28 Feb, 2007 1:32 pm

This Kirkstall abbey tunnel is the only thing you can't get any positive feed back to where it actually is. It does exist-but there is a lot of old fish wifes tales surrounding it i think. There's countless versions. I'd like to see some credible evidence on film...
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Foustace
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Postby Foustace » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 11:48 pm

Aparantly there's alot of hidden tunnels around the dark arches that were used for all sorts of dodgy things but i can't say i've ever had enough luck to actually find some evidence.
Phill_d
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Postby Phill_d » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 12:15 pm

There is old tunnels under the arches. It's just knowing where to look. They usually had a role to play & were not really for villainous activities. There not in obvious places thats why they go undetected..
A fool spends his entire life digging a hole for himself.
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