Four brightly painted ships' funnels rise from the paving in the livery of Cunard (red and black), Blue Funnel (blue and black), Elder Dempster (yellow) and Blue Star(blue, white and red). These like the Yellow Submarine in the Beatles Maze, were made by youngsters on a training scheme at Monks Ferry.
Dockland artefacts gathered from Liverpool, Birkenhead and Bromborough in Wirral, such as sea bollards, anchors and capstans, were repaired and shotblasted before being fixed to the walkway. The attention to detail can be seen in the retaining railings of the upper wall. Each post is decorated with the Festival's red rose emblem. A Yorkshireman involved with the work lightheartedly contemplated painting one white but rejected the notion on the grounds that he would be the prime suspect.