More than a century ago, shipbuilding was considered cheaper in the north-west and so developed the mighty ports of Liverpool and Lancaster, who built ships for many others ports, among them London. The north-west region of Britain boasts a great variety of ports and harbors and local author Catherine Rothwell traveled the length of the coastline and visited them all. This history encompasses such ports as Birkenhead, Liverpool, Manchester, Southport, Lytham, Blackpool, Morecombe, Ulverston, Whitehaven, and Barrow-in-Furness Taking in the local characters who shaped the ports as well as their history, Catherine Rothwell revises and expands work she originally undertook nearly 20 years ago and offers a unique illustrated history and guide to the ports and harbors of the north-west.
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Catherine Rothwell is the winner of 4 literary awards, including the Titus Wilson prize and Lake District book of the year competition. She has lived in the Flyde coast since 1959 and has enjoyed a fascination with the sea all her life.