Created 30-Sep-11
Modified 21-Dec-12
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Manchester Cathedral is sited next to Victoria Street, with Hanging Bridge adjacent to the building.

Victoria Street Arches. In 1973 Ken Howarth along with Christopher Walmsley of BBC Radio Manchester in co-operation with Manchester City Council recorded a series of educational programme on Manchester Underground. The Victoria arches is a viaduct carrying the main road between the river Irwell and Manchester Cathedral. During the Second World War it was used as an air-raid shelter, it was also foundry and landing platform for boats.

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Keywords:WEA, bbc local radio, bbc radio manchester, bridges, broadcasting, chris walmsley, education, exploration, hanging ditch, howarth, Ken, ken howarth, lancashire, manchester cathedral, manchester underground, tunnels, victorian, walmsley, Chris

HRS 1450 Victoria st Cathedral entrance to arches

HRS 1450 Victoria st Cathedral entrance to arches

HRS 1451 Stalactites beneath Victoria Street

HRS 1451 Stalactites beneath Victoria Street

HRS 1452 Stalagmites beneath Victoria Street

HRS 1452 Stalagmites beneath Victoria Street

HRS 1453 Chris Walmsley points to chisel work

HRS 1453 Chris Walmsley points to chisel work

HRS 1454 Victoria st arches and landing stage 1970s

HRS 1454 Victoria st arches and landing stage 1970s

HRS 1455 Stalactites under the arches

HRS 1455 Stalactites under the arches

HRS 1456 Mc Victoria st arches and landing stage 1970s

HRS 1456 Mc Victoria st arches and landing stage 1970s

HRS 2460 Manchester Cathedral landing stage

HRS 2460 Manchester Cathedral landing stage

HRS 4176 Hanging Ditch 2005

HRS 4176 Hanging Ditch 2005

HRS 4176 Partially excavated tunnel Ardwick

HRS 4176 Partially excavated tunnel Ardwick

HRS 4177 Manchester, Hanging ditch arches 2005

HRS 4177 Manchester, Hanging ditch arches 2005

HRS 4178 Manchester, Hanging ditch arches

HRS 4178 Manchester, Hanging ditch arches

HRS 4179 Manchester Cathedral and Victoria St 1970s

HRS 4179 Manchester Cathedral and Victoria St 1970s

HRS 4180 Manchester Cathedral postcard copy nd

HRS 4180 Manchester Cathedral postcard copy nd