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Red Betts was an anchorage on the Wallasey Coastline and was used as a landing point for Pirates & Smugglers away from the eyes of the Royal Navy and The Press Gangs. In the 18th Century, they would unload their cargo to store in Mother Redcaps Tunnels for safe keeping.
In 1838 this spot was chosen for the First Steam Voyage across the Atlantic to begin. The ship "Royal William" set sale on 5th July 1838.
Our Evening Walks will Take you to this location as we revisit the legends of Mother Redcaps & The Pirates of Wallasey