I bought a house in New Moston in 1986 that subsequently suffered slippage,although the engineers report stated that the slippage was due to the house being built on the site of an old pond. Cost me a couple of grand knocked off the selling price of the house in 1989.Certainly pretty much of east and north Manchester is above a mine shaft. Remember when buying a house in Moston having to pay for searches by the surveyor as to what was underneath the house.
Never heard of it being that far out though but i wonder how far they do go out.
On my street in Moston, Blue Bell Ave, the Dean Brook ran the length and you could hear it in the middle of the street running through the culvert. It ran underground alongaide the cemetery and came into the open the far side of Lightbowne Road for about 200 - 300 yards when it reached St Mary's Rd (and the Dean Brook pub) and goes underground into the culverted Moston Brook that doesnt see day light before Rochdale Road.So much of the city's river heritage is below ground. As a kid i never knew about our rivers. I lived next to a stinking drain called the Mersey. Mcr has a great history we should all be aware of.
My eldest daughter used to live just off Matthews Lane and I used to visit her there regularly.This one was intresting....
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