Locomotives and Railways of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
, by Dave Marden, looks back at the system that became a crucial part of the city's maritime trade, but passed into history over 40 years ago.
The proposed pounds 500m investment into Seaforth, creating a "super port" is an exact copy of the original proposal made by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in 1971 (after the collapse of the former Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
in 1970), with the promise of boost in employment prospects and investment into Merseyside.
The crane's owners, the then Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
, boasted an advert which read: "If a ship can hold it, Merseyside can load it." Not that they missed out on 'lighter' publicity shots - like The Mammoth being selected, in 1957, to load Liverpool's last tram on board a ship for export to America.
In 1858, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
took over the running of the Liverpool Docks, England, from the Liverpool Dock Trustees, which formed in 1780.
There were debates as to whether or not it was appropriate for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
to be building a railway, but in 1878 they obtained powers for a single-line with passing loops at stations.
THE Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
and Liverpool Corporation agreed, in 1898, to the filling in of Georges Dock, named after King George III and built in the 1700s.
The Edmund Gardner was ordered by Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
in 1951 and cost PS200,000.
It resulted in the establishment of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
in 1858, the overall port authority for the lower Mersey.
For almost 90 years, the building acted as the headquarters for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
until the company relocated elsewhere in the city in 1994.
Mersey Docks began life as the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
in 1858 when it was decided a single body was needed to oversee the Port of Liverpool.
It began life as the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
(MDHB) in 1858 when it was decided a single body was needed to oversee the port.
Captain H V Hart, Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
's marine surveyor, originally proposed the port authority's use of radar.