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Vessels at Ellesmere Port, with Mount Manisty on the Left

Vessels at Ellesmere Port, with Mount Manisty on the Left

T1572  Although the Manchester end of the Ship Canal saw a steady decline in economic input, the ports at the other end of the canal thrived. Its close proximity to the Shell Stanlow Oil Refinery meant that Ellesmere Port continued to be used. Ellesmere Port is also used to deliver pulp to the Bowater's Paper Mill, smaller container ships use a facility close by. Just to the right of the picture is Mount Manisty a mound of earth created from extracted soil from the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal. Its name came from the contractor's agent on the Eastham section, Mr Manisty, who was well liked by the navvies due to the entertainments he and his wife provided for the workers.
Publisher Salford City Council
Contributor
Creator personalname, Unknown; ,
Date creation, 1986; ,
Type Photographic prints, Colour; ,
Format dimension.H, 101mm; dimension.W, 149mm; , ; ,
Identifier A414.01
Source Salford Local History Library / Frank James
Language EN
Relation , ; , ; , ; ,
Coverage Location.Creation Site, Ellesmere Port (O.S.Ref: 342100, 376950); , ; , ; ,
Rights Unknown
File created 4:2:1, 17/5/2004