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The six Leeds urban myths that turned out to be true

Like any city, Leeds is brimming with hidden secrets and tall tales.

Sometimes you actually can believe everything you hear, and that’s certainly the case with this collection of interesting and bizarre tales about the city that turned out to be true. READ MORE: The seven lost wonders of Leeds The 10 strange and fascinating secrets hidden underground in Leeds

The open parklands of Woodhouse Moor are perfect spot for a walk, but the grounds do hide a rather less idyllic view just below the surface. The large mound on the moor actually hides an abandoned air raid shelter from WW2.

5. Woodhouse Moor houses a secret air raid shelter

The open parklands of Woodhouse Moor are perfect spot for a walk, but the grounds do hide a rather less idyllic view just below the surface. The large mound on the moor actually hides an abandoned air raid shelter from WW2.
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Running from the south to north, the LC Miall Building sits directly above the fault line on the earth's crust. To counter the risk of subsidence, the building had to be designed with a cellular basement structure as a precaution.

6. The University of Leeds is built on a geological fault line

Running from the south to north, the LC Miall Building sits directly above the fault line on the earth's crust. To counter the risk of subsidence, the building had to be designed with a cellular basement structure as a precaution.
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