Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire

Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire
Author : Kenn Pearce
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2012-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9780750959995
ISBN 13 : 0750959991
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire Book Description:

In the 1950s and 1960s south Lancashire and Cheshire was criss-crossed by a web of railway lines, servicing the various needs of local industries. The region was a haven for railway enthusiasts who pursued the hundreds of steam workhorses based at British Railways depots in ‘chemical towns’ such as Warrington, Widnes, Wigan and Sutton Oak, besides Southport and Northwich. While these facilities appeared less glamorous than larger counterparts in Liverpool or Manchester, the stories of the engines, trains and the men who were based at the depots in these towns was no less fascinating. Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire provides a fascinating portrait of the daily operations of the freight and passenger trains of the region during the final decade of Britain’s steam era. It evokes a period of grimy, metal-clattering, smoke-filled industry, and of an era forever etched in our industrial heritage.

Shed Side on Merseyside

Shed Side on Merseyside
Author : Kenn Pearce
Publisher : History PressLtd
Total Pages : 223
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN 10 : 075246048X
ISBN 13 : 9780752460482
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shed Side on Merseyside Book Description:

In the 1950s Merseyside was a Mecca for steam enthusiasts; over 400 locomotives were allocated to the seven depots that serviced Liverpool and Birkenhead. This book covers the last twenty years of steam in Merseyside, when the area was the centre of commercial and maritime business. For the enthusiast, these sheds were places of magic, where giants of steam could be viewed at close range; for those who worked there, the experience was somewhat different as poor equipment and long shifts were commonplace. Shed Side on Merseyside provides a fascinating portrait of the daily operations of the freight and passenger trains of the region during the final years of Britain's steam era. First-hand accounts from staff including diary entries provide an insight into this period and contemporary photographs and drawings evoke the grimy, metal-clattering, smoke-filled industry, forever etched in our industrial heritage. Kenn Pearce spent his youth in Liverpool and nearby Widnes, where a gift of an Observer's Book of Locomotives aroused untapped interest in British Railways in the late 1950s. Together with like-minded schoolmates, he explored the grimy, sulphurous but enchanting 'steam sheds' that serviced locomotives in and around Merseyside. Now resident in South Australia, he has forged a career in journalism and had a family. Throughout his interest in railways and in particular steam has been a continuing theme.

Shed Side on Merseyside

Shed Side on Merseyside
Author : Kenn Pearce
Publisher : Alan Sutton Publishing
Total Pages : 219
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 075091369X
ISBN 13 : 9780750913690
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shed Side on Merseyside Book Description:

Illustrated with contemporary photographs and line track plans, a chronicle of the final twenty years of steam operation in Merseyside. Includes first-hand accounts by twenty railwaymen who worked at the depots during the period.

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum
Author : Merseyside Maritime Museum
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 153
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 9780969588573
ISBN 13 : 0969588577
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum Book Description:

This guide covers the following major collections hosted at the Merseyside Maritime Museum:- records deposited or presented under the 1958 Public Records Act; official organisations, including the Merseyside Docks and Harbour Board (MDHB), antecedents, and successors; shipping and trade associations; and shipowners. Other, smaller categories are published in the accompanying Part II (Vol 17 of Research in Maritime History, ISBN: -0-9681288-7-4) and together they form a comprehensive catalogue of contents. The guide summarises each collections as follows:- a brief historical introduction; a list of main items; an archival code; a datespan; a quantity of records; and a reference to any key printed sources held in the museum's Reading Room. The museum archives are made up of crucial maritime documentation and are an invaluable resource for maritime historians. The museum focuses primarily on Liverpool due to its previous status as the second major port of the United Kingdom, it also houses a great deal of national and international records in a vast variety of media.

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum Volume 1

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum  Volume 1
Author : Gordon Read
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 170
Release : 2017-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781786949271
ISBN 13 : 178694927X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum Volume 1 Book Description:

This guide covers the following major collections hosted at the Merseyside Maritime Museum:- records deposited or presented under the 1958 Public Records Act; official organisations, including the Merseyside Docks and Harbour Board (MDHB), antecedents, and successors; shipping and trade associations; and shipowners. Other, smaller categories are published in the accompanying Part II (Vol 17 of Research in Maritime History, ISBN: -0-9681288-7-4) and together they form a comprehensive catalogue of contents. The guide summarises each collections as follows:- a brief historical introduction; a list of main items; an archival code; a datespan; a quantity of records; and a reference to any key printed sources held in the museum's Reading Room. The museum archives are made up of crucial maritime documentation and are an invaluable resource for maritime historians. The museum focuses primarily on Liverpool due to its previous status as the second major port of the United Kingdom, it also houses a great deal of national and international records in a vast variety of media.

Merseyside

Merseyside
Author : Mike Benbough-Jackson
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 315
Release : 2011-05-25
ISBN 10 : 9781443831253
ISBN 13 : 1443831255
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merseyside Book Description:

Merseyside: Culture and Place demonstrates how Liverpool and Merseyside have a rich, fascinating and sometimes controversial cultural history. The result of a conference held to mark Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, this interdisciplinary volume contains chapters by scholars working in a variety of fields, including Geography, Art, English, Marketing and History. There are many facets to Merseyside’s cultural history, and the contributors to this publication bring their own perspective to bear on various features of the area’s rich heritage. Taking in examples from the early modern era to the present day, Merseyside: Culture and Place draws attention to often overlooked cultural forms, such as sketches of the Mersey by J. M. W. Turner and the fan culture exhibited on Liverpool FC’s Kop. Each chapter in the book is based on original research and the contributors set their findings in a local, national and, in some cases, an international context. Both academics and general readers will find much of interest in a book that reflects Merseyside’s distinctive and multi-faceted character.

A Scientific Survey of Merseyside

A Scientific Survey of Merseyside
Author : British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher :
Total Pages : 299
Release : 1953
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015030641206
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Scientific Survey of Merseyside Book Description:

Australian Railway Disasters

Australian Railway Disasters
Author : Kenn Pearce
Publisher :
Total Pages : 240
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0908876092
ISBN 13 : 9780908876099
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Railway Disasters Book Description:

First published in 1994, this copiously illustrated second edition provides information about nearly 100 accidents on Australian railways from the 1870s to the 1990s. Describes events leading up to and following the accidents and discusses their probable causes as well as giving details of each accident. The author's other publications include 'Coals to Hexham', 'Mile End's Steam Finale' and 'Shed Side on Merseyside'.

Merseyside Meanders

Merseyside Meanders
Author : Michael Smout
Publisher : Sigma Press
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 1850587809
ISBN 13 : 9781850587804
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merseyside Meanders Book Description:

Mersey Built The Role of Merseyside in the American Civil War

Mersey Built  The Role of Merseyside in the American Civil War
Author : Robert Thorp
Publisher : Vernon Press
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2018-04-10
ISBN 10 : 9781622733552
ISBN 13 : 162273355X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mersey Built The Role of Merseyside in the American Civil War Book Description:

‘Mersey Built’ chronicles the little-known commercial battle that raged between North and South during the American Civil War. The South relied on Europe for its military supplies, which the North tried to stop with a naval blockade of all Southern ports. The South retaliated by destroying Northern merchant ships on the high seas, using war ships, secretly procured from British shipyards and smuggled out of Britain by sympathetic British captains using British crews. The Charleston-based business empire headed by George Trenholm provided a conduit for Confederate finance with its Liverpool branch acting as bankers for the Confederacy’s procurement agents. Merseyside, with its extensive docks and numerous shipyards quickly became the epicenter of Confederate operations in Europe. Several British businessmen bought ships specifically to run supplies through the Union blockade, leaving relationships between the United States and Britain strained, close to breaking point. The book relates the history of Trenholm’s commercial empire, its pre-war expansion into Liverpool and the pivotal role it played in supporting the Confederate war effort. The involvement of other Liverpool-based entrepreneurs and their successes and failures in blockade-running is described. Background histories of the Merseyside ship builders who constructed warships and blockade runners for the Confederacy are included as well as several mini-biographies of the Liverpool-based captains who smuggled out warships and braved the Union blockade. Details of each ship built on Merseyside for involvement in the Civil War are listed. The role of the United States consular service and its extensive, Liverpool-based, spy ring is described, as are the efforts of the United States ambassador in London to influence British government policy on neutrality. The author, a direct descendant of a Liverpool ship builder, and a blockade-running captain, brings new insights and previously unpublished facts to light in this fascinating chapter of history.