Thousands walk through Queensway Tunnel to celebrate 75th anniversary and raise money for charity
THOUSANDS of people marked the 75th anniversary of the Queensway Tunnel by walking beneath the River Mersey.
Up to 15,000 people took part in one of five walk-through processions staged to mark the occasion on Sunday.
The proceeds raised through ticket sales were donated to Claire House Children’s Hospice, in Bebington.
Everyone who joined the walk through the 3.24km tunnel, officially opened by King George V in July 1934, received a medal to commemorate the day.
Event organisers said the walk was a legacy of the special event held last year to celebrate European Capital of Culture.
Merseytravel chairman Cllr Mark Dowd said: “This year we wanted to plan something special to celebrate a milestone in the history of the tunnel.
“Seventy-five years on, it is still an amazing feat of engineering and we have brought some of that history back to life.
“We had 12,000 people pre-book and thousands more registered on the day.