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#832772 - 21st Oct 2013 9:25pm Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information
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Hi Folks

I am carrying out a study on the Kingsway and would greatly appreciate any information on the segements were constructed some where near Mold and casualty information on either the Kingsway or Queensway

If you have any other information on the tunnels you may want to part with, I may be able to use it and would be very grateful

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#832790 - 21st Oct 2013 10:41pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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Queensway construction suffered 17 deaths.
Spoil from both tunnels was deposited in two different Storeton quarries as well as, in the case of Queensway, Otterspool.
If you want to know all about Queensway, you should buy the book "The Story of the Mersey Tunnel, officially Named Queensway". Available from tunnel H.Q., George's Dock Building, Liverpool.
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#832792 - 21st Oct 2013 10:47pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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I agree, a very comphrehensive book.
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#832799 - 22nd Oct 2013 12:19am Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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There's also a booklet called 'The Mersey Tunnel - The Story of an Undertaking,' which was published for the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee and tells the story of the construction. I think it was originally brought out soon after the tunnel opened.


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#832802 - 22nd Oct 2013 4:47am Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: yoller]
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The Deaths, Queensway

JOSEPH BONNER 26th July 1926 Aged 26
JOHN JOSEPH McNULTY 17th September 1928 Aged 29
JAMES HERBERT BROWN 29th November 1928 Aged 18
JOHN WILLIAM BLAKELEY 7th July 1929 Aged 34
JOHN McNICHOLAS 13th September 1929 Aged 55
HENRY FRANCIS GARRETT DE MOUL 28th September 1929 Aged 25
JOSEPH COLLEGE 11th December 1929 Aged 62
JAMES MICHAEL WILMOTT 27th December 1929 Aged 42
JOHN CARBERRY 24th March 1930 Aged 26
ALBERT WHITE 27th November 1930 Aged 42
ALFRED PITMAN DUKE 16th July 1931 Aged 45
HENRY DENTITH 15th September 1931 Aged 24
PATRICK JOSEPH DURR 29th September 1931 Aged 33
THOMAS ARTHUR BECKINGHAM 16th May 1933 Aged 57
JOHN CARR 14th July 1933 Aged 23
JAMES GREEN 14th November 1933 Aged 22
DONALD LESTER 15th September 1934 Aged 24
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#832832 - 22nd Oct 2013 12:09pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: bert1]
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Thanks, Bert. They are commemorated on a plaque on the George's Dock building.
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#832835 - 22nd Oct 2013 12:31pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: yoller]
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Originally Posted By: yoller
There's also a booklet called 'The Mersey Tunnel - The Story of an Undertaking,' which was published for the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee and tells the story of the construction. I think it was originally brought out soon after the tunnel opened.


I have two copies of this: 64 pages, foolscap quarto (slightly larger than A5). No publication information, but in one copy there is stuck a compliments slip from the Birkenhead Town Clerk. At the back of the same copy, but not the other, there's a fold-out plan of the tunnel. This copy has a blue cover, the other, a grey cover.
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#832855 - 22nd Oct 2013 2:18pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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Kingsway deaths


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#832877 - 22nd Oct 2013 5:31pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: nightwalker]
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I'm surprised it was so many, considering the improved (presumably safer) method of construction compared with Queensway.
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#832885 - 22nd Oct 2013 6:33pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: chriskay]
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#833061 - 23rd Oct 2013 7:41pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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Cheers Folks

Have the books and a few videos but I am struggling to find any information on where the segements were constructed. All I can find is that they were somewhere near Mold in a disussed quarry. I have tried the obvious people and old mining links in Wales but to no avail.

Cheers

Pete

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#833069 - 23rd Oct 2013 8:04pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: PeteL]
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Time to have a read here then..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marford

PIcture too..


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#833092 - 23rd Oct 2013 8:58pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: ZipperClub]
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Opps, forgot to say, picture is of a quarry close by.
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#833118 - 23rd Oct 2013 11:18pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: ZipperClub]
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Zipper, is there any evidence that the quarry was used for building the concrete segments for Kingsway? I can't find any reference to that in the Wikipedia article, only that it was "Opened in 1927 to provide materials for the construction of the Mersey Tunnel". From the date, that would have been Queensway.
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#833120 - 23rd Oct 2013 11:39pm Re: Kingsway Tunnel Segment & Casualty Information [Re: chriskay]
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Opps I never noticed the date. I was actually looking at Google maps at the time and found my youth. I used to go to Pantymwyn caravan site and found it was still going after 40 years. The Crown in Pub where we used to serve ourselves as we would ask for about 10 pints of lager every 30 minutes or so.. my god.. I`m back to being 17 again.
I`ll have to have another look for those segments. I sure I do remember seeing them being delivered on low-loaders. Cheers
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