Switch Island/Thornton Link Road – a walk along it for charity

When I was but a lad (June 1971) I walked through the new Mersey Tunnel just before it opened to traffic and this year I got the opportunity to walk along part of the new Switch Island to Thornton Link Road before it too opens for traffic.

The walk along Brooms Cross Road, for that is what it will be called, was in aid of and to raise money for St. Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) in Thornton and Sheila and I had a great time walking the new road. Here are some photos of the event:-

People walking the new road

People walking the new road

This is the Switch Island end of the yet to be completed road

This is the Switch Island end of the yet to be completed road

This is the presently being constructed junction with Brickwall Lane just to the west of Sefton Village.

This is the presently being constructed junction with Brickwall Lane just to the west of Sefton Village.

I will soon post a tribute to Thornton Parish Council and the good folk of that Parish who were instrumental in getting the new road built.

There are a couple of additional photos taken from this walk on my Flickr page at:- www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/