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In 1974 as part of BBC Radio Manchester's new approach to educational radio in association with the WEA, I explored a shaft at the Wishing Well Restaurant in New Brown Street. The shaft led into a chamber cut out of the sandstone. The shaft and chamber were one of many of Manchesters fresh-water wells and cisterns. The site is now lost, buried beneath the Arndale Centre. KH Click here to see a detailed description of entering the underground chamber on a short video presentation on You Tube. http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=I-​OrJq0oJ6Y&​feature=share&​list=UUxNVGAIh8cokjl555I7xWag

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Keywords:WEA, bbc radio manchester, cannon street, chambers, cisterns, exploration, ken howarth, lancashire, manchester underground, new brown street, sandstone, secret places, shafts, water supplies, wells, wishing well

HRS 4317 Manchester, New brown St , Wishing Well Restaurant 1973

HRS 4317 Manchester, New brown St , Wishing Well Restaurant 1973

HRS 4202 Wishing well plan

HRS 4202 Wishing well plan

HRS 4204 Manchester, Wishing well restaurant excavating 1973

HRS 4204 Manchester, Wishing well restaurant excavating 1973

HRS 4203 Manchester, Wishing Well Restaurant excavation 1973

HRS 4203 Manchester, Wishing Well Restaurant excavation 1973