May 07, 2012

The Liverpool Docks in 1941

A really interesting film from 1941 which shows how bustling the river and the docks were back then. Given how chatty the @MerseyShipping account it, I suppose it's possible that there still a similar level of activity these days, but it's nowhere near as visible, as it's mostly restricted to the container port at the mouth of the river.

I wonder what new activity we could bring to the docks and the river to reinvigorate it? I'm not sure about the docks themselves, but it would be good to get back to manufacturing enough things that this comment was true again...

"Britain must deliver the goods overseas. And into Liverpool pours a steady stream of home produced articles to meet the constant demand of buyers abroad"

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Posted by Adrian at May 7, 2012 09:07 PM | TrackBack

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