The mysteries surrounding Manchester’s secret underground city could soon be solved thanks to a fascinating talk taking place at Central Library.
Rumours abound throughout Manchester and beyond at what lies beneath our 21st Century streets, but the truth is about to be unearthed.
Keith Warrender, a local historian and author of Underground Manchester: Secrets of a City Revealed, will be speaking at Central Library on Friday 25 April at 1.00pm and everyone interested is invited to attend.
Keith has been researching the topic for the past three years, culminating in a compelling collection of official records, eyewitness accounts and photographs published in his book. Now he will be bringing these facts and recollections to life as he prepares to speak on the subject.
Councillor Michael Amesbury, Assistant Executive Member for Arts & Leisure said: "The mystery surrounding Manchester's underground city has rumbled on for decades so I'm sure the information that Keith Warrender has gathered will be of great interest to many. I would invite anyone who has ever wondered about the secrets below us to come along and discover what is really there."
Nuclear bunkers, a skittles gallery, an aquarium and even a cheese shop are just some of the treasures that have lain beneath the city's streets according to the book, but even its writer remain unconvinced that all the secrets have been revealed.
Keith Warrender said: "Every big city probably has lots of long-forgotten underground places, which are then rediscovered. Some of Manchester's were found in the 1960s and 70s, but there could easily be more we don't know about."
Keith Warrender will be speaking in the Committee Room at Central Library, Manchester on Friday 25 April at 1.00pm.
Entry is free. Everyone is welcome.
Claire Keegan, tel: 0161 234 4014