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    Default Need help finding the following info out

    A very good friend of mine is looking for some info.


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    Firstly does anyone know where i can or she can find out anything about a tunnel collapse (think one of the mersey tunnels) going back to the 1930's. Her granddad was trapped in one for several days.

    And secondly who would keep info on infant deaths that might have been recorded in the 40's and 50's.

    I'd assume central library and possible Merseytravel / Council for first and maybe me going to the wigwam personally to ask for help on the second, unless someone has better ideas.

    Ta!

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    I've never heard of any Mersey Tunnels (road or rail) collapsing.

    Infant deaths would have been registered, so if you know when they died you can find enough details in the Record Office on the 4th floor of Central Library to enable you to get a death certificate.

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    Yep appears to be a collapse in approx 1931/2 when it was being built.

    So the central library might be the best place for both.

    Ta!

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    jon hall, please put your findings if any on here,this is new to me,I have never seen or heard of a tunnel calapseor.Love to see what you dig up.Ted

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    There is a small report in the book Underground Liverpool which says:

    Digging the tunnel was a hazardous occupation and the work was hard and wet. Seventeen hundred men were employed and salt boils were common. No workman was allowed to work by himself but this did not stop casualties and, in all, there were nineteen fatalities. When one of the workmen, Bert Jones, was killed by a falling rock, his workmatees took the day off without pay to attend his funeral.

    It would be only natural that there would be collapses at some point without the modern machines and health and safety - I wonder if the nineteen men have been recognised by a plaque or something?

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    This site might help it has some links on it here


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