Liverpool, The Mersey (Queensway) Tunnel c.1950

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Caption for Liverpool, The Mersey Tunnel C1955: We are looking straight into the Mersey Tunnel main entrance. Known as the Queensway Tunnel, it was at the time the only road tunnel under the River Mersey; it had opened in 1934. It soon replaced the car ferries and luggage boats. The tower of the Municipal Buildings on Dale Street dominates the sky-line to the left. At the time of our photograph, it cost 1s 6d for a car to go through the tunnel. It was a tanner (6d) for a motor bike and 9d for a motor bike and sidecar.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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To visit Grandma and Grandad McCann we travelled this way from Ellesmere Port. They lived in Scotland Road and he had a cobbler shop.

This incident started in Chester - let me explain. I was driving my car along the road bridge overlooking Chester Racecourse, on my left. I think there was a race going on which took my attention off the traffic in front of me . I didn't notice that the traffic had stopped resulting in me crashing into the car in (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Liverpool, The Mersey Tunnel C1955: We are looking straight into the Mersey Tunnel main entrance. Known as the Queensway Tunnel, it was at the time the only road tunnel under the River Mersey; it had opened in 1934. It soon replaced the car ferries and luggage boats. The tower of the Municipal Buildings on Dale Street dominates the sky-line to the left. At the time of our photograph, it cost 1s 6d for a car to go through the tunnel. It was a tanner (6d) for a motor bike and 9d for a motor bike and sidecar.

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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