Ports and Harbours of the North-West Coast

Ports and Harbours of the North-West Coast

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Who now would link such varied cargoes as slaves, stone, slate, cheese and wine - even shipbuilding itself - with Wardleys, Skippool, Sunderland Point, Silloth, Conishead or Bardsea? More than two centuries ago, shipbuilding was cheaper in the north-west of Britain. This stormy coastline was prized for its craftsmen and many harbours and calling places of refuge developed here. A number of them have long since disappeared, but their interesting history remains. Well-known local historian Catherine Rothwell has travelled the length of the north-west shores and conducted many interviews with locals. In this in-depth study, revising and expanding work originally undertaken thirty years ago, she looks back at the history of both the `ghost' ports and such mighty names as Liverpool, Birkenhead, Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. This illustrated book is sure to appeal to locals and sea-goers alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 164 x 234 x 12mm | 358.34g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752453084
  • 9780752453088
  • 2,161,025

About Catherine Rothwell

Catherine Rothwellis 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."show more