Monday, April 23, 2018

Old snapshot of Mersey Tunnel

As both the family historian and an ephemerologist, I sometimes get things a little mixed up. The family photos get mixed in with other folks' vernacular photos that I've accumulated over the years, and vice versa. (It's like mixing the chocolate and the peanut butter in those iconic 1970s and 1980s Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercials. Or maybe it's not like that at all.)

Thus, it happens that I'm not sure which category this snapshot falls into — family photo or non-family photo.

If I had to guess, I'd say it's a family photo.

The three-inch-wide, black-and-white image has this caption written in block letters on the back: "THE MERSEY TUNNEL THATS WERE ALL THE CARS ARE GOING."

There are actually three Mersey Tunnels in the United Kingdom, connecting Liverpool and the Wirral Peninsula. There's a railway tunnel that opened in 1886 and two tunnels for autos — one opening in 1934 and a second opening in 1971.

If this is one of our family photos, it's probably from the early 1960s. And, honestly, the cars make it look like that might be the right era, anyway. Any thoughts from experts on British car makes and models are more than welcome to share their thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. ... and now "Ferry Cross the Mercey" will be in my head all day.