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    My apologies if this is a really idiotic thing to ask but, if Queensway was named after Queen Mary who opened it in 1934, then who is the 'King' in Kingsway from 1971? It's not named after the Duke of Edinburgh is it? Surely not!!!


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    My apologies if this is a really idiotic thing to ask but, if Queensway was named after Queen Mary who opened it in 1934, then who is the 'King' in Kingsway from 1971? It's not named after the Duke of Edinburgh is it? Surely not!!!
    I think it was because one was Queens the other had to be Kings.
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    I thought the Queen asked for Kingsway in commemoration of her father King George VI.
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    It was and it's in her speech given at the entrance on the opening day.
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    I never knew that, Ged.
    I would have agreed with Waterways.

    It's a bit like the RC Cathedral being designed by a C of E chap, and vice versa.

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    Oops, I don't know if the queen specifically asked for that though, though she does say in her speech, words to the effect of i'm proud to name this new mersey tunnel, Kingsway in commemoration of blah blah blah - it's in Paul's (The Gardens) film, Gardens of Stone. You must have dozed off at that moment Philip
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