Secret Tunnel….Shhhhhh….

Last week I found a photograph on the Company Facebook page from a local history group which I found really interesting. Nottingham trades a little on the name ‘City of Caves‘. With a largely sandstone substrate the residents of the city have a long tradition of tunnelling and there are many throughout the City, underneath the castle, various pubs, council buildings, shopping centres and on and on. I’ve been down quite a few of these but had new come across this before.

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This absolutely massive tunnel runs from Derby Road through into the residential area know as The Park. The access is through what looks like a car park entrance but as you go down the stone steps it open out into a huge two section tunnel. You could comfortably drive a double decker bus through.

I’ll try to find some history. Quite an astonishing thing to find just behind one of the more neglected main roads into the city.

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