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The Darker Arches
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Postby munki » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 3:13 pm

Maybe for the tour in October... though that is a long way ahead yet.

You can't get through the bricked up arch because it is bricked up! I don't think the fire is still burning, it was too cold & wet down there!

I wonder if all that soap used to get in the river???
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Postby Squatch_11 » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 3:18 pm

Excellent!!

Good point, but what if someone were to take a hammer and see what lay behind those bricks. After all, we have a tunnel explorer extrodinaire in our midst, don't we Phill_D.

Soap must've got everywhere, especially through all those weirs and stuff. Free bath if you didn't mind the cold I suppose.
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Postby JonT » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 3:44 pm

munki wrote:

Does anyone know what purpose this serves..?


I think it is known as a 'water drop', and it's purpose was to slow the flow of the water down in order to take some of the power out of it, so that it wouldn't ware the stonework away. Seems to have done the trick anyway, as it's all still there. Clever, those Victorians.
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Postby munki » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 3:51 pm

Squatch_11 wrote:
Excellent!!

Good point, but what if someone were to take a hammer and see what lay behind those bricks. After all, we have a tunnel explorer extrodinaire in our midst, don't we Phill_D.

Soap must've got everywhere, especially through all those weirs and stuff. Free bath if you didn't mind the cold I suppose.


Clearly Secret Leeds does not endorse taking a hammer to anything!
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Postby Squatch_11 » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 4:37 pm

It was a hypothetical hammer!!
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Postby munki » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 5:13 pm

OK. Hypothetical hammers are allowed.
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Postby wsmith » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 10:47 pm

Fantastic pictures, Jonathan & the Secret Leeds Team. Where is the next feature going to be from?
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Postby Phill_d » Fri 15 Jun, 2007 11:18 am

Behind the bricked up arch is where the canal basin ran under the arches. You can still see the open arch from the other side of the river. If you look at the arches from the Dragonora (Hilton) side you can see there a lot smaller with girder sections in.. Noticably different.
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Postby the wicked twitch » Wed 04 Jul, 2007 1:19 pm

Hey all,

Has anyone heard of the huge basement space that stretches out from cellars on call lane to beyond the Corn Exchange? I hear it's big enough for football matches between the Staff of the bars occupating the space above.

Once a possibilty for a new night club apparantly but being underground there are no proper escape routes in case of fire. A shame really, we could do with a new exciting club venue in Leeds.

Lots of love,

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Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 04 Jul, 2007 1:24 pm

If its underground and under the Calls, then at the Mo its probably under water too ;-)
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