Subterranean Stockport reveals a hidden world beneath the streets of Stockport - a Greater Manchester town with a rich industrial past. It includes water tunnels from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - excavated to supply water-powered corn and silk mills - as well as caves, culverts, sewers, icehouses, and abandoned air-raid shelters.
This book documents the adventures of a group of urban explorers who have spent several years investigating and photographing underground Stockport. With history, anecdotes, sketches, and over 100 colour photographs, Emma Brown has created a unique record of Stockport's forgotten places.
Emma Brown is an experienced caver and urban explorer, with a particular interest in photography, local history, archaeology and architecture. She has worked with Stockport Heritage Trust in promoting preservation of local landmarks. Her fascination with underground spaces has taken her into many lost and hidden locations in Stockport, and here she brings us beautiful photographs of the secret places she discovered, bringing to life Stockport's industrial past.