Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mysterious tunnel appears!


In case you haven't already guessed.  This was an April Fool's joke.

There isn't an underground tunnel (as far as we know!) and the plans for the play area continue unhindered as can be seen here!


The unearthing of an underground tunnel has delayed construction of the new playground at Cuthill Park in Prestonpans, as county archaeologists and historians try to figure out what to make of the discovery.
Construction workers made the discovery last week, and speculation about the use for the tunnel has ranged from old sewer lines to a potential escape tunnel for priests facing persecution.

The tunnel which emerges at the coast by Cuthill Rocks, is roughly 160 metres long, two feet wide and just over three feet tall. 
"There have been other pieces of stonework unearthed in that area and they turned out to be drains for water drainage because there were previously buildings on the site, most notably Cuthill Lodge, birthplace of Avril Fish. This one was quite large to be a drain, so the other possibility of course is that it was a tunnel, which hasn't been confirmed in any way, but certainly it was quite large." said a representative of the Friends of Cuthill Park.

However, residents of nearby Bankfoot, think the more likely explanation is that the 'tunnel' is actually a wormhole - connecting areas of space and time and widely thought to be a method of time travel.

"It's not as far-fetched as you might think" said resident Gary Baldie

"It has been known for a long time that esteemed astrophysicist Avril Fish was born in Cuthill Park and is it highly possible that she conducted her early time travel experiments right here in Prestonpans".
Despite the set back, the play park is set to have a summer opening which coincides with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for Avril Fish.

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