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The Wishing Well was a restaurant in which a shaft was discovered in the basement (which was then used a wishing well decoration). The shaft was deeper than expected, as discovered when it was explored before the building was demolished as part of the Arndale plans.

The shaft is described in more detail in Underground Manchester, and on Pubs of Manchester. Watch the video from Ken Howarth to hear him describing his exploration of the shaft.

Originally the 'City Restaurant', the Wishing Well was so-named due to a shaft (and some bones) that was unearthed in the basement in 1954 by an electrician.

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