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Mersey Ferry

The Mersey Ferry is a ferry across the River Mersey in Merseyside, north west England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead / Seacombe[?].

There has been a ferry here since the Middle Ages when Benedictine monks began operating the service in 1150. In 1815 a steam ferry was introduced.

These days the ferries transport over half a million passengers per year, of which 82% are people from Merseyside.

Long queues of cars and lorries at the ferry terminal in the 1920s led to the construction of the Queensway Tunnel and later the Kingsway Tunnel.

The Mersey Ferry was made world-famous by the song Ferry Cross the Mersey by 1960s pop group Gerry and the Pacemakers:

Life goes on day after day, Hearts torn in every way. So ferry, cross the Mersey, 'cos this land's the place I love, and here I'll stay...

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