Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tunnel visions in a new show

CoralTHE secret world of underground caves is revealed in a new exhibition at Stockport Story Museum.

Stockport town centre has a labyrinth of caves, tunnels and cellars cut into rock and sandstone, dating from medieval times.

And the Underground Stockport exhibition boasts never-before-seen photographs, intricate scale models and a light-up map of the town's tunnels.

Coral Dranfield, the main researcher for the exhibition, said: "When I started researching Underground Stockport I had no idea what I would find. Lots of people in Stockport have stories of going in tunnels as children, we had to investigate everything we were told.

"It was amazing to discover that our ancestors were digging tunnels around 300 years ago and many are still under our feet today."

The exhibition runs until March 25.

[Click here to go to the full Manchester News article.]