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The men who made the final push - driver Danny Williams (left) and shift boss Bill Joblin

The men who made the final push - driver Danny Williams (left) and shift boss Bill Joblin


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The men who made the final push - driver Danny Williams (left) and shift boss Bill Joblin

The men who made the final push - driver Danny Williams (left) and shift boss Bill Joblin. Second tunnel breakthrough. The Kingsway Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey in Merseyside and is often called the Wallasey Tunnel. 5th March 1970

Media ID 21701676

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Hard Hats Merseyside River Mersey Subterranean Subterrania Tunnel Underground


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The Men Who Made History - Celebrating the Kingsway Tunnel Breakthrough

EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from 1970, we are transported back to a significant moment in time - the second tunnel breakthrough of the renowned Kingsway Tunnel under the River Mersey. The two remarkable individuals who made this final push possible are captured here for eternity - driver Danny Williams on the left and shift boss Bill Joblin. Dressed in their typical attire of hard hats and work clothing, these men epitomize dedication and perseverance. Their unwavering commitment to completing this ambitious subterranean project is palpable through their determined expressions. The Kingsway Tunnel, often referred to as the Wallasey Tunnel, stands as an iconic symbol of industry and progress in Merseyside. As they stand underground amidst darkness and uncertainty, Danny Williams and Bill Joblin embody bravery and skill that helped shape our modern transportation infrastructure. This photograph not only captures a pivotal moment but also serves as a reminder of countless unsung heroes who have dedicated themselves to shaping our world behind-the-scenes. It pays homage to those who tirelessly work underground, away from public view, ensuring our cities continue to thrive. As we admire this snapshot frozen in time by Wright's lens, let us remember that it is ordinary people like Danny Williams and Bill Joblin who make extraordinary achievements possible. Their legacy lives on within these tunnels beneath the River Mersey – an enduring testament to human ingenuity and determination. "

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