by Steven Dickens

The Manchester Ship Canal was a huge engineering achievement. It included seven swing bridges, and the aqueduct at Barton, and helped turn the cotton-producing capital of Great Britain into an inland seaport. This was a feat many at the time believed could not be done. One of the wonders of the modern industrial world, the Manchester Ship Canal, with its huge locks and oceangoing vessels, was a magnetic draw for enthusiastic Victorians who marvelled at its construction.

This book looks at the changes and development of the Manchester Ship Canal through time, from a thriving economic hub in the late nineteenth century, to an important retail, leisure and media centre in the early twenty-first century and beyond. Join Steven Dickens as he explores the history of this 36-mile-long inland waterway in the northwest of England, which links Manchester to the Mersey Estuary and the Irish Sea. The book contains some very interesting ‘then’ and ‘now’ photos showing the extent of the transformation of the canal and the former dock area.

I would highly recommend this book to our readers.

 

Published by:
Amberley Publications
The Hill
Merrywalks
Stroud
Glos
GL5 4EP
www.amberley-books.com

 

Paperback: 235mm x 165mm, 96pp illustrated

Price: £14.99

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