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Re: Tunnel Entrance [Re: pablo42] #692565
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Quite !!!

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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
Quite !!!


Quiet?

or quite quiet?

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Both !! ha.ha. Mindyou, traffic is so light that some of the approach roads have grass growing over them !!

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Bloody hell I didn't even know notice that. I remember when there was greenery everywhere. Ahhh mother nature and here last stand frown


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Why not, it's about the time they computerised the traffic flow hence the lanes.

Don't think it's grass but just a lousy colour setup
other bit is the church is there and the funnel looks like the old Windsor Castle.




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Yes davew3, I think you are right about the crappy colour rendition, but it "does" look like grass though. grin

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My wife has just been given a certificate that belonged to her grandfather. This is the certificate that he recieved from Sir Archibald Salvidge and the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee on the occasion of the two heading tunnels meeting and breaking through to each other in 1928. He also had the medal that was presented to him on the opening of the tunnel, which my wife now has too.
Does anybody know any History on these pieces? Were they presented to everyone who worked on the building of the tunnel?
Does anybody else have one of these?

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I have one of the medals. They often appear on e-bay, which is where I got mine. Nice to have the more personal certificate though.


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I notice that they broke through in 1928,yet it wasn't officially opened until 1934.I realise there was still an awful lot still to do but six years does seem a long time,but perhaps I am judging them by today's standards.

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To give an idea of how much more was to be done after the breakthrough.

The breakthrough was in the lower pilot tunnel. There were two of these tunnels, each only 15 x 12 feet. The final diameter of the tunnel was 46 feet.
Here's a diagram.

All info. is from the book "The story of the Mersey Tunnel". This was, and probably still is, available from the tunnel HQ at George's Dock.

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Thank you for the information Chriskay,I shall certainly research this further.

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They didn't give one for the Wallasey tunnels,or if they did,who's got mine?

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We went to the Museum of Liverpool yesterday. They have a display with items from the building and opening of the Birkenhead tunnel. They had the same silver medal in the display case along with a bronze/copper one exactly the same. In just a couple of days we've gone from not even knowing they existed to having seen three of them and owning one. Chriskay, yes it is nice to have the certificate that goes with it, it makes it special and personal to me.

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