Question from Gary Keele July 2007
My name is
Gary Keele, I was born in Brierley (Hillside Cres.) 1969 left in 1994,
When I was younger I was told of a possible tunnel from Cordeux corner to
Brierley Common. Is the this true? In the wall as you walk up from
Hillside to Brierley Club, there is what
looks like a filled in tunnel entrance in the high stone wall at the
bottom of a front garden is this the tunnel entrance?
Reply from Richard
you for your email
Gary. There are many tunnel
stories relating to older buildings in the area. There existence
is difficult to prove true or not. But there are problems with them.
They are often described as connecting buildings of different ages, and
ventilation in long tunnels is impossible. Coal mines, which are
effectively long tunnels, need an elaborate ventilation system to make
them viable. Air has to be pumped or pulled through the workings.
The blocked entrance in the old stone wall was the
it was closed for safety about 50 years ago.