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The 10 strange and fascinating secrets hidden underground in Leeds

Underneath Leeds lies a forgotten world.

Rumours about secret spaces under the streets of Leeds may easily be dismissed as far-fetched urban myths, but a hidden side to the city actually does exist. From air raid shelters and nuclear bunkers to abandoned subway systems, there are a startling number of mysterious underground areas which have long been forgotten:

The Westgate Tunnel.

1. aUGUST 1973

The Westgate Tunnel.
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City Square showing air raid shelters. It was at the time the site of a public air raid shelter, this did not withstand the bombing and was significantly damaged.

2. April 1944

City Square showing air raid shelters. It was at the time the site of a public air raid shelter, this did not withstand the bombing and was significantly damaged.
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The Arthington portal of Arthington tunnel.

3. Circa 1900

The Arthington portal of Arthington tunnel.
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The old bear pit in Cardigan Road, Headingley.
The old bear pit in Cardigan Road, Headingley.
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