More on Giants Spectacular – The leaving of Liverpool

I have loaded more shots onto my Flickr site today. Here is a taster:-

Giant Grandmother on her last walk about before leaving Liverpool.

Giant Grandmother on her last walk about before leaving Liverpool.

This photo and others from the Giants Spectacular event in Liverpool are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Giants spectacular in Liverpool – Grandmother, Little Girl, Dog

Latest pictures of the giants in Liverpool today, from Jen Robertson:-

Little girl and her dog near the old Mersey Tunnel entrance

Little girl and her dog near the old Mersey Tunnel entrance

Grandmother leaving St. Georges Hall this morning.

Grandmother leaving St. Georges Hall this morning.

The photos above are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

1st Mersey Tunnel 80th Birthday – Queensway

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-28372224

The BBC has the story – see link above. The 80th anniversary of the opening of the Queensway tunnel is being marked.

Merseytravel produced a booklet about both Tunnels about 10 years ago. This is the front page of it.

Merseytravel produced a booklet about both Tunnels about 10 years ago. This is the front page.

The 2.13 mile (3.4 km) tunnel linking Liverpool and Birkenhead was opened by King George V on 18 July 1934.

Another page from the Merseytravel booklet gives  some fascinating facts about the Queensway Tunnel

Another page from the Merseytravel booklet gives some fascinating facts about the Queensway Tunnel. Click to enlarge

It was the first road tunnel under the River Mersey and took almost nine years to build.

This reminded me of the 2nd Tunnel being opened in 1971 when I walked through it with my parents gathering autographs of the people who worked on it. Here are a couple of interesting photos of that event:-

This is the front page of the booklet produced to celebrate  of the opening of Kingsway Tunnel

This is the front page of the booklet produced to celebrate of the opening of Kingsway Tunnel

These are the tickets my family were given when we walked through the new (2nd) Tunnel in 1971

These are the tickets my family were given when we walked through the new (2nd) Tunnel in 1971

McCartney – Remembering Capital of Culture 2008

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28182062

The recent story (see link above) about Paul McCartney re-starting his USA tour, on the BBC web site, reminded me of when Jen and I went to see him perform at Liverpool’s Anfield Football Ground as part of the 2008 European Capital of Culture celebrations in the City.

I took this photo during the concert:-

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Those were great days indeed for the City of Liverpool. Gaining the European Capital of Culture award for 2008 marked a big turn around in its fortunes after years of decline as a major UK port. So much has changed since then, with cruise liners returning to the port and Liverpool being a hugely popular tourist destination in its own right these days.

And the McCartney concert? Jen and I had a great time sat in a world famous stadium being used on that occasion for something very much nothing to do with football.

The photo above is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/