Darwell, John (1987) The Big Ditch: The Manchester Ship Canal Seen Through the Camera of John Darwell. Countryside Publications, Chorley. Full text not available from this repository.
The Big Ditch
The most complete study of the Manchester Ship Canal. Originally built in the late 1800s to connect Manchester and Liverpool, the canal was one of the marvels of the Victorian age. By the late sixties the canal was in severe decline and later became essentially unused for the transport of cargo. My intention was to capture every aspect of the canal at a time when its future lay in the balance, from the boat crews and swing bridge keepers to the industry on its banks to the landscape through which it passes, and in many cases formed, this work stands as a testament to a bygone age.
|ISBN:||ISBN-10: 0861572505 : ISBN-13: 978-0861572502|
|Departments:||Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts|
|Pre 2016 Departments:||Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Arts and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Insight Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2010 16:19|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2016 16:09|
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