I'm trying to find out just where the original Carven club stood in Mathew Street. Everyone seems to say something different, some that it stood next door to the rebuild and some that it stood over the opposite side of the street.
I talked to a chap who works on the Magical Mystery Tours (who I believe own part of the cavern club) and he said that far from being demolished the original was just sealed off and filled in with the above ground buildings being knocked down. He then said that when the original club was excavated they found that all of the arches were in tacked but unsound so they sold off the damaged bricks then took down the whole structure turned it by 90 degrees and rebuilt it. He went on to say in regards to the original entrance that it was now the clubs fire escape and it is further down Mathew Street than the new corner entrance and there are photos on the door that prove it to be the old entrance (which they do as far as I could tell).
So is any of the above true?If so why do so many think it was on the other side of Mathew Street? And just how much of the original structure is used in the new rebuild? There is surprisingly very little information on the rebuild anywhere so any info will be helpful.
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