For the First Time Since World War 2 We can now give you exclusive viewing of the Old World War 2 Munitions Machinery and the Underground Tunnels in New Brighton.
Hidden Wirral Myths and Legends Presents... Secret WW2 Tunnels of New Brighton Historic Tour
Friday 23rd June 12pm till 1.30pm Tour Tour
Cost £7 Per Person
Join Local Historian and Author Tony Franks-Buckley for an Exclusive Historic Walk and Special Trip Inside the Old Tunnels beneath New Brighton Palace introducing you to the History of The New Brighton Palace, the Old Munitions Factory. Air Raid Shelter and the War in Wallasey
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.
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.
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.
On this Walk you will hear of:
Wallasey at War
The New Brighton Palace Tunnels
The New Brighton Hotel Tunnels
Visiting The Secret WWII Munitions Factory
The Bidston Observatory Mapping of the D-Day Landings
Fort Perch Rock
Life in Victorian New Brighton
The Wormhole Caves Connection
The Red Noses Connection
The Wilkie Family
The Wallasey Wreckers and Smugglers
The Creep Nightclub
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.
Incase of Rain, please bring a coat or Umbrella
The meeting point is Starting & Finishing at The Old Creep Nightclub Entrance, The New Brighton Palace, Marine Promenade, Wallasey CH45 2JX . The Entrance is Located in the Alleyway between the Palace and Floral Pavilion
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