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Re: Duke St Bridge opening - Archive Footage [Re: bri445] #352905
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To settle the argument once and for all, the newsreel is of the opening of Duke St Bridge on 3rd march 1931.
Here's the report of the event from the Birkenhead News the following day...

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Nice one Marty99Fred - that does settle the bridge.

Unfortunately the article mentions the 2 giant engines - saying one is LMS (correct) and one is LNE (incorrect) as this is the one advetrising the GWR !!!!

Don't believe everything you read in the press springs to mind !

BTW the video is a lot clearer if you go to the Pathe site instead of youtube.....

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I wondered if anyone would notice that!! The last paragraph would make a lot more sense if the two locos were LMS & GWR.

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The copper capped chimney gives it away as a Great Western loco.

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Just found this pic titled Seacombe road bridges 1932

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were did you find that oldie, that's brill?

must have been so easy joyride around town, not alot of cars them days. thumbsup


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Nice one bert1 - the bridges look cleaner than they did on the 'opening' video !!! - weird..

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May as well add this one, the penny bridge 1957.

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Originally Posted by bert1
May as well add this one, the penny bridge 1957.

That exact place still floods there to this day after some heavy rainfall. laugh

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