The Halifax Entrance To The Channel Tunnel

This is another image from fifty years ago, taken in the Shaw Lane area of Halifax. It has been a bit of a challenge to pin down where I was when I took this photograph, because – as far as I can work out – it doesn’t exist anymore. However, it appears that this is one of the few surviving photographs of the little known Halifax entrance to the Channel Tunnel! If you manoeuvre your way down this steep cobbled incline you will eventually emerge near Paris …. well, Paris Gates to be exact. That is Shaw Lane at the top of the hill and if you completed the subterranean journey under the mill building you would emerge on what I think is Boys Lane, just above the Shears Inn. Once again, this description is constrained by a lot of “I thinks”, and “as far as I can work outs” : it was all a long time ago and my memory isn’t quite as resilient as those glorious stone sets.

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  • This tunnel was the way down Boys Lane from Shaw Lane between the Mills that existed until the Mills to the South of Paris Gates were demolished in 1867-1968. They stood on the land now used as the extended Shears Inn car park.
    David Holdsworth.

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  • Mistyped. 1967-1968.

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