Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Manchester Ship Canal Through Time

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Author: 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 achieved. One of the wonders of the modern industrial world, the Manchester Ship Canal, with its huge locks and ocean-going 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 its origins as 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 north-west of England, which links Manchester to the Mersey Estuary and the Irish Sea.

Book ISBN 9781445639727

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Feb 2017

Height 235

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £11.24

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