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Tablecloth Produced to Commemorate the Opening of the Manchester Ship Canal

Tablecloth Produced to Commemorate the Opening of the Manchester Ship Canal

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T2588. A red and white tablecloth featuring a portrait of Daniel Adamson, the first Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal Company and the words 'Manchester Ship Canal'. It appears that this item was produced to mark the passing of the Manchester Ship Canal Act in 1885. The top left illustration is entitled 'Proposed Docks' and shows an artist's impression of how the new docks would look. Some of the other illustrations show scenes which were greatly altered by the Ship Canal's construction. A good example of this is the drawing in the bottom right corner, entitled 'Aqueduct of the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, over the Irwell at Barton, near Manchester'. This stone aqueduct was designed by James Brindley to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the River Irwell. The construction of the Manchester Ship Canal saw much of the Mersey and Irwell Navigation swallowed up by the new Ship waterway, and the stone aqueduct was demolished and replaced with the equally famous Barton swing aqueduct.
PublisherSalford City Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - D Seddon
Datecreation - 1890s
TypeTablecloth - Cotton
Formatdimension.H - 777mm
dimension.W - 680mm
IdentifierMH31-1969
SourceSalford Museum and Art Gallery
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Unknown
RightsCity of Salford
OS