Publication dateNovember 2007
Mersey People: The Deckhand
The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently.
But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world.
With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world.
For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey
In this episode Barney Easdown, a deckhand on the Mersey ferries, talks about his work and tells us anecdotes of the strange goings-on aboard the world's most famous ferry.
Publication dateMarch 2007
Down to the Sea in Ships - Source
The Port of Liverpool, located on the mouth of the great River Mersey is the largest working dock in the Northwest and the most efficient in the country. It handles more UK, non-EU and container traffic than any of the ports on the east coast and exports more scrap metal to be reused and recycled, than anywhere else in the UK. Michael Taylor takes a guided tour around one of the Northwest’s most important assets and finds out what keeps the massive operation running like clockwork.
Publication dateNovember 2006
Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary
Summary of the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, which provides a framework for coordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary.
Briefly covers: estuary dynamics, water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development, commercial navigation and port development, urban regeneration, tourism and recreation.
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