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History of the Manchester Ship Canal from Its Inception to Its Completion: With Personal Reminiscences Bosdin Leech

History of the Manchester Ship Canal from Its Inception to Its Completion: With Personal Reminiscences

Bosdin Leech

Published March 25th 2014
ISBN : 9781108071208
Paperback
468 pages
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This two-volume work of 1907 discusses the conception and construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, a 36-mile inland waterway linking two major cities of northern England. Its author traces the historical and economic factors which first led to theMoreThis two-volume work of 1907 discusses the conception and construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, a 36-mile inland waterway linking two major cities of northern England. Its author traces the historical and economic factors which first led to the canals proposal, all the way through to its completion in 1893. By the late nineteenth century, charges imposed on Manchester companies for the use of Liverpools docks and the connecting railway had created an atmosphere of resentment within the business community. The Manchester Ship Canal was to play a major part in the citys regeneration following the depression of the 1870s, but it took a lengthy battle for the scheme to gain the backing of Parliament and for construction to begin in 1887. In this two-volume work of 1907, Sir Bosdin Leech (1836-1912) traces the canals conception, planning and construction.