Thursday, 23rd July
Interesting documentary on TV this evening – all about the River Mersey. Charting the 70 miles from Stockport to the Sea, but looking in more depth at the amazing history and cultural significance of the world-famous waterway.
There will be discussion on the river’s role at the heart of British shipbuilding for more than 180 years, from the first aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal to the latest, HMS Prince of Wales…and no doubt the CSS Alabama too.
It will also exam the incredible global role – from shifting 40 per cent of ALL WORLD TRADE in the 19th century to the key role in the Allied victory during the Second World War.
Hopefully, the “Now” bit will stress the vital role the river still plays today. One not to be missed – set your Sky box to record. The programme is on today 8pm – 9pm Channel 5 #maritime #shipping #heritage #Liverpool #Mersey #RoyalNavy #MerchantNavy