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Ships, Shipping & Docks in Liverpool and the North West -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 13 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Ships of the Chester River by Richard Martin
    Ships of the Chester River - by Richard Martin

    £16.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781844941162 | ISBN 10: 1844941167

    Ships of the Chester River is the history of more than 600 vessels that were launched after 1800 in the Dee estuary, in Chester and North Wales, and the families and companies that built them.   Although the industry on the Dee was not on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Years on the Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett by Mike Morris, Tony Wailey, and Andrew Davies (Editors)
    Ten Years on the Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett - by Mike Morris, Tony Wailey, and Andrew Davies (Editors)

    £12.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786940759 | ISBN 10: 1786940752

    George Garrett’s autobiographical work Ten Years On The Parish, published here in full for the first time since it was written in the late 1930s, shines a light on the hardships and poverty endured by many in the years between the wars. Garrett was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mersey Tugs Through Time by Ian Collard
    Mersey Tugs Through Time - by Ian Collard

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781445654102 | ISBN 10: 1445654105

    The main role of the tug is to assist vessels in the river or within the dock system by moving them by pushing or towing. They are also used to tow barges or platforms which have no engines or methods of propulsion. Tugs are designed to be highly man ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mersey Shipping Through Time by Ian Collard
    Mersey Shipping Through Time - by Ian Collard

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445639864 | ISBN 10: 1445639866

    The Mersey has changed over the past thirty years. The famous ships and shipping lines have changed or gone altogether, the means of shipping goods has changed and the numbers of people working in the docks have drastically fallen. With the advent of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool Docks Through Time by Ian Collard
    Liverpool Docks Through Time - by Ian Collard

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781445604145 | ISBN 10: 1445604140

    The Port of Liverpool handles more container trade with the United States than any other port in the UK and now also serves more than 100 other non-EU destinations, from China to Africa and the Middle East, and from Australia to South America. Liverp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool Landing Stage Through Time by Ian Collard
    Liverpool Landing Stage Through Time - by Ian Collard

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781445604138 | ISBN 10: 1445604132

    The Pier Head and landing stages have been places where the people of Liverpool have been able to view, participate in and enjoy many of the major maritime celebrations and events of the last hundred years. It is the city’s equivalent to the Sydney O ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palm Oil and Small Chop by John Goble
    Palm Oil and Small Chop - by John Goble

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849950114 | ISBN 10: 1849950113

    Palm oil is the quintessence of West Africa – it is complex, an acquired taste and reckoned to be rather unhealthy. Small chop is the addition of ingredients that make it palatable for European taste. From the unique perspective of working aboard mer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool
    Liverpool's Last Ocean Liners: The Golden Age - by John Shepherd

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752449159 | ISBN 10: 075244915x

    At one time, Liverpool's landing stage was so busy that ships would be literally queuing in the Mersey to discharge and embark passengers. However, the period from the late 1940s saw both the golden age of Liverpool shipping as well as the declin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ships of the Mersey by Ian Collard
    Ships of the Mersey - by Ian Collard

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848680586 | ISBN 10: 1848680589

    Overshadowing the port of Chester, Liverpool grew in size from the 1800s on sugar and slavery. Expanding over the following two centuries, the port has grown to take over part of the other side of the Mersey, with docks at Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dockers and Detectives by Ken Worpole
    Dockers and Detectives - by Ken Worpole

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905512379 | ISBN 10: 1905512376

    Ken's first book, Dockers and Detectives, has now been re-published by Five Leaves Press. This early study of twentieth-century working class reading and writing in Britain helped revive a number of literary reputations, such as those of Alexander Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool Sailing Ships by Michael Stammers
    Liverpool Sailing Ships - by Michael Stammers

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780752442433 | ISBN 10: 0752442430

    No one knows when the first sail was raised to propel a boat on the River Mersey, but much speculation abounds. Theoretically, sailing ships could have used this stretch of water in as far back as pre-Roman times, but the oldest proven vessel was tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool
    Liverpool's Shipping Groups - by Ian Collard

    £12.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780752423746 | ISBN 10: 0752423746

    The many British shipping lines in this book, including among others Brocklebank, Cunard, Blue Funnel, Booth, Elder Dempster, Ellerman & Hall Lines, Lamport & Holt and Cayzer, Irvine, had their origins in Liverpool, once the premier port in the Unite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mersey Ports: Liverpool and Birkenhead by Ian Collard
    Mersey Ports: Liverpool and Birkenhead - by Ian Collard

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780752421100 | ISBN 10: 0752421107

    Ian Collard charts the developments that have taken place in maritime life on the Mersey, from the 1950s and 1960s through to the present day.   Ships of all shapes and sizes have been found on the Mersey, from the old Mersey ferries and the mot ... more

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