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27-02-2018, 21:48   #941
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Im sure it has been mentioned before on SF that there were tunnels at Handsworth
https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/pictu...club-1-9034862
I have read somewhere about a tunnel in the cellar of one of the pubs. Think it might be old crown.
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28-02-2018, 09:51   #942
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No it's under cross keys public house it went to finchwell farm on finchwelll road then on to manor castle . Mary queen of scots is rumoured to have used it
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28-02-2018, 18:26   #943
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No it's under cross keys public house it went to finchwell farm on finchwelll road then on to manor castle . Mary queen of scots is rumoured to have used it
I'm surprised Mary queen of scots wasn't called Mary queen of South Yorkshire and surrounding districts! There can't be a tavern or large house round these parts she wasn't rumoured to have stayed at!
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01-03-2018, 07:47   #944
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Tinfoilhat do you know Handsworth if you do you would know about the cross keys
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01-03-2018, 14:51   #945
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I was a pupil at St Joseph's Handsworth in the early 1960s and someone told us about a tunnel under the garage/car sales place next door, which was derelict at the time.
Me and a mate climbed inside and found the tunnel leading out from the cellars. It was brick lined but full of cobwebs and dark and scary for an 8 year old! (If my mum had known (RIP)). We took torches back but only went in a few feet.
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01-03-2018, 20:10   #946
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No it's under cross keys public house it went to finchwell farm on finchwelll road then on to manor castle . Mary queen of scots is rumoured to have used it
Did her Majesty nip over to Handsworth from the Wybourn for a couple or three snifters ?
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01-03-2018, 22:03   #947
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No it's under cross keys public house it went to finchwell farm on finchwelll road then on to manor castle . Mary queen of scots is rumoured to have used it
Yes you are right. Found it again on Sheffield history website. It also refers to tunnels to the church.
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02-03-2018, 11:31   #948
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I'm surprised Mary queen of scots wasn't called Mary queen of South Yorkshire and surrounding districts! There can't be a tavern or large house round these parts she wasn't rumoured to have stayed at!
Years ago, I happened to be working near Loch Leven in East Fife.

On a Sunday walk (everybody used to go for Sunday walks, before there was TV)

An old gentlemen points at an old ruin on the island, and said, "That's where Mary, Queen of Scots, escaped from".

There are amost as many MQOS prisons as there are Cromwell pubs!
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02-03-2018, 16:39   #949
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I have read somewhere about a tunnel in the cellar of one of the pubs. Think it might be old crown.
With a 16th century Sheffield population of circa 2000 I wonder who built all these supposed tunnels, and why they were needed. It is far easier to protect yourself on tera firma than in a tunnel, royalty and aristocrats were generally good horse men and women, they would simply stick the spurs in if danger appeared, and leave the fighting to those who were paid to do it.
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09-03-2018, 08:39   #950
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Im sure it has been mentioned before on SF that there were tunnels at Handsworth
https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/pictu...club-1-9034862
Seems this tunnel has turned out to have been a drain according to the local historians.
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18-10-2018, 12:18   #951
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I know some tunnels under Sheffield and have been through the ones I could get in always looking for more tho
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18-10-2018, 16:31   #952
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I uncovered a tunnel under our house when digging out the old concrete floor in the basement.
The house was built in the 1880's and the floor had always been damp, rendering the room unusable. I wanted to move the kitchen down there so dug out the old concrete floor to put a dpc and new floor in. When I took up the old floor I uncovered a stream that had been channeled in a brick culvert topped with stone slabs. It emerged from under my neighbours house above (we lived on a steep hill) ran under my floor and disappeared under my other neighbours house below. When I hacked out the stonework on the up side the builders had gone to the trouble of building a brick arched tunnel big enough to crawl through, but under the houses lower down had adopted a more frugal method of channeling the water. Occasionally water backed up when it came to the restricted culvert causing the problems with damp. The tunnel above ran for some twenty feet but came to an abrupt halt at a sandstone face with water emerging through a number of cracks. Expensive nightmare to sort out.
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