Railways, Ports and Resorts of Morecambe Bay including the Ulverston Canal (RCHS)

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By Gordon Biddle. The arrival of the railways brought about a transformation in Morecambe Bay, creating the industrial town of Barrow, the resorts of Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe, and culminating with the opening of a new deep-water port at Heysham in 1896.

Railways, Ports and Resorts of Morecambe Bay examines all these achievements, as well as looking at the perilous foot crossings of the Bay, which for centuries formed the main route to Furness. Special attention is given to the now forgotten ports of Milnthorpe, Greenodd and Ulverston – the last with its ship canal – and their role in the area’s principal trading route.

A final chapter focuses on viaducts across the rivers Leven, Kent and Bela, the first two now the most prominent features of the Bay.

The informative text in Railways, Ports and Resorts of Morecambe Bay is accompanied by a mixture of archive and recent photographs, illustrating the area in a former heyday and showing what can still be seen of many structures today. 64 pages.

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