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Leaving Birkenhead


The third stop on the Mersey Fery Triangle is Birkenhead, there has been a ferry between  Liverpool and Birkenhead since 1332, when the monks of Birkenhead Priory were granted a charter that enabled them to charge for carrying passengers from Birkenhead to Liverpool but strangley not in the reverse direction.

The current landing stage dates from 1984 when the original victorian stage was replaced. The bell tower was transferred from the original stage.

The tower in the background is the ventilation shaft for the Queensway tunnel and mirrors the Georges Dock building ventilation tower in Liverpool.

Leaving Birkenhead


The third stop on the Mersey Fery Triangle is Birkenhead, there has been a ferry between  Liverpool and Birkenhead since 1332, when the monks of Birkenhead Priory were granted a charter that enabled them to charge for carrying passengers from Birkenhead to Liverpool but strangley not in the reverse direction.

The current landing stage dates from 1984 when the original victorian stage was replaced. The bell tower was transferred from the original stage.

The tower in the background is the ventilation shaft for the Queensway tunnel and mirrors the Georges Dock building ventilation tower in Liverpool.

comments (3)

Some say the best thing about Birkenhead is leaving ittongue
Les Auld: So they do Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 May 2008, 21:55
I like Bill's comment! Alas I've never travelled on the ferry but have been through the tunnel on several occasions. Do I recall correctly you have to turn her headlights off when travelling through the tunnel? I do like the huge ventilation shaft.
Les Auld: You may have to Alan, there is a sign that does say something like that. Thanks for the comment.
Nice series of shapes and angles Les. I see the colour of the Mersey hasn't changed over the years!
Les Auld: The colour is all down to the special mud on the bottom of the river and the fast tides, thanks for the comment.

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