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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

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