Publication dateNovember 2007
Mersey People: The Sailors
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.
In this episode, Tom and Kathleen Workman, Chairman and former Commodore of Liverpool Sailing Club talk about their lives sailing on the Mersey, and the struggle to rebuild their club from the ashes of an arson attack.
For more information, visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey
Publication dateJune 2003
On the Waterfront (Source)
David Ward discusses the plans of the recently-established Mersey Waterfront Regional Park, looking at regeneration schemes along the waterfront, and plans of a major EU-funded scheme to create a coastal park at Speke and Garston.
Publication dateSeptember 2004
Wind In Their Sails
Liverpool Sailing Club is preparing for the construction of their new clubhouse now that the exciting plans have been unveiled. Members of the club, which has been running since 1958, are eagerly anticipating the new build that will replace their old clubhouse that was burnt down during an arson attack. The new clubhouse is expected to become a hub for water sports enthusiasts new and old and is hoped will help to bring the River Mersey back to life for the recreation and enjoyment of all.
Publication dateJanuary 2006
Louise Tickle explores the reasons behind the Mersey Basin Campaign setting up a guide to watersports in the Northwest whilst enjoying her first experience of kayaking on Derwentwater in Cumbria.
Publication dateDecember 2006
A meeting has been held in Herdecke, Germany aiming to review and reflect on the success of projects delivered through the EU-funded Artery project. The project involved three partner countries, Germany, Holland and the UK and was concerned with the regeneration of four waterways suffering from post-industrial decline. Members of the partner countries discuss what they have achieved so far and how the lessons learned have not only enhanced each other’s projects but will also help inform future projects.
Publication dateSeptember 2008
Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club
Ciara Leeming talks to members of the newly reopened Liverpool Sailing Club. After an arson attack in 2001 the future of the club was hanging in the balance but due its determined members and a successful partnership project the sailing club has now been officially reopened by HRH Princess Anne.
Publication dateDecember 2009
Case study: Sammy the Celebrity Salmon
This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on our local action projects. They are designed to show you how some of our best projects were delivered. Each case study provides background information, examines the original project idea, methodology, funding information, looks at who was involved, and draws out lessons learned from the experience.
We hope these case studies will prove useful and inspirational, especially for those delivering similar work.
This case study focuses on the adventures of Sammy the celebrity Mersey salmon, and his baton relay event. This was an awareness-raising communications campaign in which the salmon-shaped baton was transported along the Mersey by a range of community groups.
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