Hidden Wirral Myths & Legends Presents...Wednesday Evening Special Historic Tour of the Secret WW2 Tunnels in New Brighton
Wednesday 21st February 7pm till 8.30pm Tour
Tickets Cost £7.50 Per Person, Book now to confirm your place
Join us inside the World War 2 Tunnels of New Brighton located beneath the Seaside Resort for an Exclusive Historic Tour with a Local Historian as your guide. You will be visiting the Secret factory that operated throughout the Second World War and remained hidden away fro,m public viewing until recently. You will also be learning about the origins of the tunnels which go way back to the days of the Wreckers and Smugglers as we introduce you to the legends of the hidden passageways beneath New Brighton.
Before the Second World War began, women were expected to be simple 'housewives' or perhaps to only do certain 'women's jobs', such as nursing or being a domestic servant or shop assistant. The war changed the world of work for women forever. When men went away to fight, women were called upon to fill their roles, and this included many jobs that were previously thought of unsuitable for women. One of the Most dangerous and unhealthy jobs was in the munitions factories located around Britain where women made bullets and shells for war effort in Secret.
During the Second World War, The Ministry of Defence had a Secret Munitions Factory Hidden Away beneath the New Brighton Palace in the Victorian Tunnels. Between 1942 and 1944, the New Brighton Palace building 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. 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.
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 £7.50
Transport - Local Bus and Train available to venue.
Seating is Available
Even though the tunnels are warm, the tour will also involve Walking around the outside of the building, so please bring a coat for this short period of time and then the rest of the tour will then take place inside the Tunnels including the old bar area. There is also a video available to watch which shows life in New Brighton from the 1940s till Modern Day
The meeting point is behind The New Brighton Palace, Virginia Road, Wallasey CH45 2LH . Go up the Alleyway and straight to the back of the building on Virginia Road. Where your Tour guide will be waiting. Please Arrive at least 15 minutes before the stated time
Parking is Available on the Promenade and the Fort Perch Rock car park opposite the Palace
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. If you are a Paypal user you can just show us your payment on your phone as confirmation.
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