Publication dateMarch 2004
Deborah Mulhearn examines the range of new bridges being built around the Northwest and the impact they have both practically and aesthetically on the region.
Publication dateDecember 2006
Cheshire’s canals have a rich and varied history and feature some very idiosyncratic elements such as the Anderton Boat Lift that you won’t find on canals in the rest of the country. Although the waterways are no longer used for transporting goods they are by no means unused. Boating holidays are a booming industry and more and more people are choosing to make canal boats their home. Deborah Mulhearn examines the current renaissance of Cheshire’s waterways and explores some of the work being done in the county to improve them further.
Publication dateJune 2007
The Life Aquatic
This year Liverpool has hosted the World Canals Conference, the top event in any canal and boating enthusiasts calendar. Source took the opportunity to talk to people from around the world about why they’ve chosen to leave bricks and mortar behind in favour of the life aquatic.
Publication dateNovember 2007
Is it absurd to compare the Mersey with the Nile, or Stockport Viaduct with the Pyramids of Giza? Perhaps it is. Yet the pyramids are the remains of a dead civilisation which became a historical backwater. The industrial civilisation which started on the Mersey’s banks changed the world physically, culturally and musically – and in India and China it is still doing so today.
Mersey: The river that changed the world, published by Liverpool’s Bluecoat Press to mark Capital of Culture 2008, was a richly illustrated book that explored these connections through a series of specially commissioned essays from writers, journalists and experts in fields as diverse as srchaeology, history, music, wildlife and architecture.
In this chapter Deborah Mulhearn takes a look at how traders, travellers and locals have crossed the River Mersey.
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