Was this tunnel network built to be the final refuge of a death cult? Inside the bizarre 200-year-old labyrinth under Liverpool that has experts baffled
Built around 200 years ago, they stretch on for miles creating a vast subterranean labyrinth of twisting routes and caverns underneath Liverpool's streets. Yet little is known about the forgotten tunnels, which were only rediscovered in 2001. They were created by the rather eccentric Joseph Williamson (inset), a successful tobacco merchant, who was incredibly secretive about the build throughout his lifetime.With no records from Williamson's time to offer an explanation, the network's true purpose or even how far it spans is still unknown - leaving experts baffled.