Originally Posted by BBC News
The original ferry crossing of the River Mersey, first made by Benedictine monks in the 12th century, has been recreated 800 years later.

The re-enactment of what became one of the world's most famous ferry services, took place near the original site of Birkenhead Priory.

Six teams of sea cadets and the Mersey Rowing Club, some dresses as monks took to the river in 15ft replica boats.

The event was part of the programme to mark the city's 800th birthday.

Several Tall Ships are also moored at Wellington Dock as part of the maritime heritage weekend.

Wish I had gone to see it now, only found reading the globe out at me mums before that the biggest tall ship in the world is in the Mersey this weekend.

BBC News Report