Port of Liverpool

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 31st October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. Here we see the Port of Liverpool in the early nineteenth century. It looks busy, testament to Liverpool’s importance at the time. The Port extends seven and a half miles along the Liverpool bank of the Mersey from Brunswick to Seaforth, and consists of a series of docks, interconnected by lock gates. The Port was crucially important in facilitating Britain’s trade with the world (including in slaves) and in driving the Industrial Revolution: a key reason for the building of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the need to transport goods quickly from Britain’s leading port (Liverpool) to Britain’s leading industrial centre (Manchester)

Port of Liverpool

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, docks, slavery

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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