|The Building of the Manchester Ship Canal
||The Manchester Ship Canal, often referred to as the Channel Tunnel of the Victorian age, is a magnificent feat of engineering, 36 miles long linking the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester to the Mersey Estuary.
The illustrated talk tells of the history of the building of the canal, the people who worked on it, the ships that sailed up it, some of the incidents that occurred and some strange visitors, all contributing to the fascinating and continuing story of this great North West waterway.
||The Daniel Adamson is a 1903 Steam Ship boasting a unique Art Deco
interior which was saved from being scrapped by a team of enthusiastic
volunteers, who bought the ship for £1 and then secured £3.8 Million from
The Heritage Lottery Fund to save the significant ship, which is 15th on
the Register of National Historic Ships.