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    • Have you seen this site? Excellent for locating and identifying railways all over the country - also links to canals. http://railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php?fbclid=IwAR2aHnz2lIuHP0cfAq6DMvwNLwUmDuI-rKlLONSNdv25bGRpBoQzplL70lI
    • Never seen a Police Box in years either
    • 2 also corner of gaskell and hammond st.
    • I'm afraid Crank Caverns has become a landfill site, the lower caverns are now piled up with waste, not the dirt and rubble as we've seen before but what looks like shredded black plastic mixed with dirt. The old shaft that was at the bottom of the woods has recently been filled in! Is there nothing that can be done to stop this tipping? It's ruining the area and the whole lot could potentially collapse! Shredded plastic? Is it legal to dump this stuff wherever? I've a few photos from mid March (2019) I'll try to upload later of the waste that's being dumped there. Also bumped into a guy walking his dog and we got talking about the place... I decided a long time ago I wouldn't post anything on here regarding the caverns without definitive proof to back it up given all the myths regarding the place, however I will share it as this is an interesting story! After asking if he knew where the mouse hole used to be, he immediately pointed to a spot, a fern in fact and told me that was where it used to be. During the 80's when he was a teen (I would have been a few years younger) he said he remembers watching trucks backing up to the edge of the caverns dumping dirt over the edge to cover an entrance down which many people had been stuck / lost and had to be rescued from. It was deemed dangerous and someone, I guess council or landowner had decided to dump truckloads of dirt over the edge from the field to cover it once and for all. There had been what he described as an old farmers gate fixed down over it but people kept getting in and getting stuck in there!
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