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The Wormhole Caves, lie under Rock Villa on Wellington Road. Until recently they were opened to the public once a year for charity. It could then be entered by a manhole and a ladder from the garden. The caves include a narrow north-south tunnel and a main cavern that contains a well, with a bricked-up tunnel on the east wall.
The air is fresh, suggesting that there is an outlet. It is said that the tunnel joins others at Mother Redcaps. Passages are said to extend as far as St Hilary’s, if not further. No tunnels are currently accessible from St Hilary’s, but one was discovered in the thirties, beneath what is now the rectory. It is said to have led to the church, and then on to Mother Redcap’s. Find out more of old Wallasey on our Exclusive Historic Tours with Hidden Wirral.
Source: Tony Franks-Buckley