Hidden Wirral Myths and Legends Presents... Christmas Eve Sunday Special Secret WW2 Munitions Factory & History of the New Brighton Palace Tunnels Tour
Want to avoid the Stress of Christmas Eve, come and join us for a Historic Tour of the Secret WW2 Munitions Factory in New Brighton and learn about life during WW2
Sunday 24th December 12pm till 1.30pm Tour
Tickets Cost £7 Per Person and Limited spaces per tour, Advanced Bookings advised.
During the Second World War, The Ministry of Defence had a Secret Munitions Factory Hidden Away beneath the New Brighton Palace in the old Smugglers Tunnels. Now we can Give you Exclusive access to visit these old Factory Room and See for yourself why we featured heavily in the Liverpool Echo and on local TV. This is an experience for all to Enjoy.
Join Local Historian and Author Tony Franks-Buckley for an Exclusive Historic Tour around New Brighton. You will be visiting the site of the old machines that are still located inside the Tunnels as well as experiencing a Historic walk retelling the Myths, Legends and Old Tales of the area and life during War Times. You will also learn the origins of the tunnels way back during the days of the Smugglers as we Give you a Historic talk introducing you to the legends of the hidden passageways beneath New Brighton and Wallasey.
During World War Two, between 1942 and 1944, the New Brighton Palace arcade was Depot 0616 of the U. S. Army: the cellars became an ammunition factory employing two hundred women, a base for fire watchers, and a communal air raid shelter, one entrance to which, a large iron grille, is still to be seen in Virginia Road at the back of the Palace. Now is your chance to view these old tunnels for yourself on a Special Historic Tour.
Before New Brighton was even born, the area was known as Black Rock and was plagued by Pirates, Smugglers and Fisherman. The History of the New Brighton Palace is a fascinating one, the tunnels are said to go back over 200 Years to the Times of the Wreckers & Smugglers and were later redeveloped when the Palace was built. The tunnels were then used as a munitions factory during WW2 and later became a nightclub known as The Creep.
On this Tour you will hear of:
Wallasey at War
The Secret WWII Munitions Factory
The Air Raid Bunker
The Old French Laundry Bombing
The Sea Forts
New Brighton Tower Grounds Tunnels
The American Army Connections
The Bidston Observatory Mapping of the D-Day Landings
Fort Perch Rock
Bomb Damage to New Bighton
New Brighton in the 1940s
Evacuation & Shelters
The Wormhole Caves Connection
The Red Noses Connection
The New Brighton Palace History
The Wallasey Wreckers and Smugglers
The Entertainment in New Brighton
Visiting the Bar Area of The Creep Nightclub
And Much Much More
This is an exclusive opportunity that you will only be able to undertake with Hidden Wirral.
Tour Capacity - 15 People Per Tour
Tour Duration: Approx 1 Hour
Wheelchair Friendly – No
Suitable for Children – Yes
Ticket Price £7
Transport - Local Bus and Train available to venue.
Seating is Available
The tour will involve Walking around the surrounding area so please bring a coat or Brolly for this short period of time and then the rest of the tour will take place inside the Tunnels including the old bar area. The Tunnels are still in use for maintenance of the New Brighton Palace so please expect some mess or Workers to be inside the complex.
The meeting point is behind The New Brighton Palace, Marine Promenade, Wallasey CH45 2LH . Go up the Alleyway and straight to the back of the building on Virginia Road.
Please Arrive at least 15 minutes before the stated time
Tickets will be sent Direct to Your email Address via Payment Receipt and you can Print them off or Show us on Your mobile Phone. This is your Payment Receipt which states time and date of Tour.
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