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A description of the Mersey from its source in the Derbyshire hills to its estuary below Liverpool.
The Mersey - Liverpool's river
'Near Buxton, in beautiful surroundings, rises a little stream, the Goyt. On its way to the sea the Goyt is joined by other rivers to become the great Mersey, one of the main arteries of Great Britain's industry. At Stockport, the river loses its rural beauty and becomes a commercial waterway, spanned at Runcorn by the largest Transporter bridge in the world.
Further down, the Manchester Ship Canal joins the now mighty river. So on to where stand Birkenhead and Liverpool, two of England's greatest ports, linked together by the great engineering achievement, the Mersey Tunnel. In these two towns, mile upon mile of docks confront the eye, as befits the gateways of the New World.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941)
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