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  1. Tate and Lyle Silo

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    If you travel along the dock road out of Liverpool you will see a surprising structure of concrete which dominates the corner of Bankfield street and Derby road. It is one of the most unusual and unique dock buildings in Liverpool, a city with a rich selection of dock buildings of all ages...



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  2. The Docks and the Overhead Railway - 1902

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    In 1902 the book, 'A New Illustrated Guide To Liverpool' was published by Littlebury Brothers. The book included many sketches of the period by Leonard Pattern. It has since been re-produced by Liverpool Libraries and Information Service. Continuing with our 1902 'Guide to Liverpool' we will today take a trip on the Overhead Railway and view the Docks from the perspective of a visitor to the city at that time.

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  3. Liverpool Docks Development

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    Under the first Dock Act, 1708, the Mayor, aldermen, bailiffs, and Common Council became the trustees of the proposed docks in Liverpool, and were empowered to construct the dock and to levy dues. By an Act of 1811, however, they were separately incorporated and the finances of the docks were separately administered from those of the corporation, by a statutory committee of twenty-one members appointed by the trustees. The control of the docks by a corporation, which was in no way representative
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  4. The Development of Liverpool Docks

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    It was Liverpool’s role in the early development of railway technology which resulted in the parallel setting up of docks at Garston, established as an unloading point for coal. Garston Dock mushroomed from a very small dock enterprise which had originally been built in south Liverpool for Blackburne’s saltworks. It was when the St Helens Canal and Railway Company extended its track system and needed extra provision of coal that the Garston Dock proper, covering six square acres of land, was built.
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  5. Canada Dock

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    Canada Dock


    Liverpool's links with Canada go back to at least 1772, when Charles Dixon sailed from Liverpool in the 'Duke of York', to found a family dynasty in Nova Scotia. The plentiful timber available along the Canadian coast was a prime attraction - hence the port of Liverpool's Canada Dock. Records show that by 1808 Liverpool merchants were acquiring land in Prince Edward Island for timber and fisheries. In 1852, 34 million cubic feet of Canadian planks came into Liverpool,
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