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250,000 PEOPLE

250,000 People (1934)

Masses of people gather to see, and walk through, the world's greatest tunnel.

NEW MAURETANIA  BEING BUILT AT BIRKENHEAD MAURITANIA

New Mauretania Being Built At Birkenhead Mauritania (1937)

Old liner 'Mauretania' continues to...

FIRST TRAM TO RUN IN BRITAIN

First Tram To Run In Britain (1927)

Trams through the years at Jubilee celebrations.

MAURETANIA NEARS COMPLETION AT BIRKENHEAD

Mauretania Nears Completion At Birkenhead (1938)

Men work on the final stages of the building of...

NEW MACHINERY FOR MAURETANIA

New Machinery For Mauretania (1938)

Two 65 ton condensers are hoisted onto the ship 'Mauretania' at...

BIRKENHEAD PARK

Birkenhead Park (1926)

Rugby match between Birkenhead Park and Sale.

NEW VITTORIA DOCK

New Vittoria Dock (1966)

New Victoria dock opened at Birkenhead, Merseyside.

A TROJAN TASK

A Trojan Task (1927)

Bridge sections are moved into place at Birkenhead.

WONDERFUL NEW FIRE ESCAPE

Wonderful New Fire Escape (1928)

A new ladder is tested out by the fire brigade. Birkenhead,...

MODEL OF NEW LIVERPOOL

Model Of New Liverpool (1947)

Views of the Mersey and then of the model for the planned new city...

WONDERFUL NEW BRIDGE

Wonderful New Bridge (1931)

A new bridge is opened in Birkenhead - steam engines cross over.

LAUNCH OF THE DUNEDIN STAR

Launch Of The Dunedin Star (1935)

The cargo boat "Dunedin Star" is launched at Birkenhead, Merseyside....

BRITAIN'S LARGEST PUBLIC PARK

Britain's Largest Public Park (1928)

The Mayor of Birkenhead opens Arrow Park, covering 450 acres.

BOY SCOUTS COMING OF AGE JAMBOREE

Boy Scouts Coming Of Age Jamboree (1929)

Thousands of boy scouts from all over the world congregate...

MERSEY'S RECORD   aka LAUNCHING OF 'SAMARA'

Mersey's Record AKA Launching Of 'samara' (1920)

The vast new Curnarder, the S.S. Samaria, is...

GIGANTIC RUNNER GOES BY ROAD TO BIRKENHEAD aka CROSS COUNTRY

Gigantic Runner Goes By Road To Birkenhead AKA Cross Country (1939)

Footage of large rudder...

BIRKENHEAD TUNNEL SHAFT

Birkenhead Tunnel Shaft (1926)

Sir Archibald Salvidge cuts first sod of the Birkenhead tunnel.

BIRKENHEAD'S NEW FERRYBOAT

Birkenhead's New Ferryboat (1933)

A new ferry for use on the River Mersey is launched.

BIRKENHEAD - SHIP LAUNCH OF 'SANTA CRUZ'

Birkenhead - Ship Launch Of 'santa Cruz' (1937)

'Santa Cruz' a destroyer made for the Argentine...

1,000 DIE IN JAP EARTHQUAKE aka THOUSANDS DIE IN JAP EARTHQUAKE

1,000 Die In Jap Earthquake AKA Thousands Die In Jap Earthquake (1947)

Japan suffers from an...

BRITISH SHIPBUILDING IS BUCKING UP & CUTS

British Shipbuilding Is Bucking Up & Cuts (1926)

Launching of Blue Star Line ship, S. S, Andulasia...

A LUCKY ESCAPE

A Lucky Escape (1928)

Tugs pull the steamer ship 'Jennie' from the damaged Woodside Ferry stage after a...

THE

The "Lady Drake" (1928)

The liner "Lady Drake" is launched at Cammell Laird's Yard in Birkenhead. It is...

THE SUPER DAIRY

The Super Dairy (1931)

Up to date dairy is shown - mechanised production line.

LORD BIRKENHEAD

Lord Birkenhead (1922)

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Birkenhead, entertains guests on his yacht in Genoa...

A SHIP LOAD OF RAILWAY ENGINES!

A Ship Load Of Railway Engines! (1924)

Brand new steam engines are loaded onto ships to be taken to...

QUEENSWAY

Queensway (1934)

King George V opens Mersey tunnel between Liverpool and Birkenhead.

PROCESSION OF JUDGES TO DIVINE SERVICE

Procession Of Judges To Divine Service (1919)

Procession of Judges to service, held at Westminster...

PIRIE STILL CHAMPION

Pirie Still Champion (1954)

Runner Gordon Pirie retains English senior cross-country title.

ARK ROYAL GUARDS AGAINST H-BOMB

Ark Royal Guards Against H-Bomb (1955)

A new aircraft carrier capable of launching atomic or hydrogen...

GIANT CRANE STARTS WORK

Giant Crane Starts Work (1960)

Huge transportable gib crane capable of hoisting 100 tons put through...

 LORD BIRKENHEAD

Lord Birkenhead (1920-1929)

Shots of Conservative MP Lord Birkenhead posing for camera with his son.

THE NAVY'S

The Navy's "Youngest" (1933)

The HMS Achilles, the new British cruiser, in dock in Birkenhead.

TO BOOM BRITISH GOODS

To Boom British Goods (1931)

Lord Derby christens ship 'The British Exhibitor' to carry goods to South...

AIRCRAFT CARRIER LAUNCHED AT BIRKENHEAD

Aircraft Carrier Launched At Birkenhead (1937)

Launching of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal.

H.M.S. CONWAY GOES INTO DOCK

HMS Conway Goes Into Dock (1937)

Royal Navy's training ship 'Conway' is being repaired at...

DOWN BELOW THE RIVER

Down Below The River (1934)

Great footage of the nearly completed Mersey Tunnel between Liverpool and...

MR CHURCHILL IN LANCASHIRE

Mr Churchill In Lancashire (1941)

Winston Churchill tours bombed areas of Birkenhead, Liverpool and...

THE NEW 'BEN-MY-CHREE'

The New 'ben-My-Chree' (1927)

Launch of a ship, a miniature liner, the 'Ben My Chree'.

H.M.S. RODNEY

HMS Rodney (1927)

Smokey scenes as H.M.S. Rodney steams away from the Liverpool docks.

SCOUTS OF ALL NATIONS

Scouts Of All Nations (1929)

Scouts festival in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

SUBMARINE LAUNCHED LNER

Submarine Launched Lner (1938)

Mrs A J Powell launches a the new submarine HMS Thetis at Birkenhead.

BIRKENHEAD aka HMS CONWAY IN DRY DOCK

Birkenhead AKA HMS Conway In Dry Dock (1939)

Footage of the warship the HMS 'Conway' being cleaned...

TALE OF TWO SUBMARINES

Tale Of Two Submarines (1942)

Sunken submarines Thetis and Sailfish are seen rebuilt, renamed and back...

THE PRINCESS PLACES WREATH ON BIRKENHEAD WAR MEMORIAL

The Princess Places Wreath On Birkenhead War Memorial (1925)

Princess Mary lays a wreath on the...

H.M.S RODNEY

HMS Rodney (1925)

Princess Mary launches the battleship H.M.S. Rodney in Birkenhead.

S. S. ALMEDA

S. S. Almeda (1926)

Lady Vestey christens S. S. Almeda, the new 14,000 ton South American Liner.

BUILD MORE SHIPS

Build More Ships (1927)

Lady Vesty launches the S.S Arandora.

QUEEN MOTHER NAMES LINER

Queen Mother Names Liner (1959)

Queen Mother launches new liner "Windsor Castle" at Birkenhead...

CABLE FLEET'S NEW SHIP

Cable Fleet's New Ship (1962)

The new Cable Ship Mercury is prepared for service in Birkenhead.