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Ports & Canals
From historic shipbuilding yards on the Clyde and bustling UK ports to peaceful canalsides.

One of the numerous cast iron clad bridges crossing the canal.

East Float, Birkenhead

An aerial view of the East Float, BirkenheadA site awaiting development sits infront of one of the former giant warehouses, which are now residential apartmentsA giant warehouse sits on the quayside, with  the outline of Birkenhead's famous Central Hydraulic Tower visible to the right

The East Float was one half of the Great Float at Birkenhead. The area has a mixture of historic structures and modern buildings in addition to large areas of land on the waterfront.

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Heysham Port, Lancashire

An aerial view of Heysham PortHeysham Port's  historic workshop which is still in use todayThe entrance to Heysham Port, anotoriously tricky port entrance due to strong currently. On clear days spectaclur views of the coast and peaks of the lake district are visable

The Port of Heysham is in North West England facing the Irish Sea offering superb views of the coast. The port is a hive of activity and would provide the perfect backdrop for portside filming.

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Manisty Wharf, Ellesmere Port

An aerial view of Manisty Wharf, sitting on the banks of the River Mersey. The famous Mount Manisty, a strip of land created from the soil extracted when creating the canal is at the bottom of the pictureThe coal train waits to be loaded at Manisty WharfThe maze of industrial buildings at Manisty.

Manisty Wharf sits on the Manchester Ship Canal just up from Ellesmere Port. The site is home to mountains of coal and recycled glass in addition to the historic buildings which sit vacant.

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Runcorn Docks, Runcorn

An aerial view of Runcorn DocksThe original warehouses date back to the start of the Ship CanalAn internal view of one of the original warehouses

The historic Runcorn Docks sits on the Manchester Ship Canal. The Docks still has some of its original features in addition to more modern structures and machinery.

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Trafford Dry Dock, Trafford Park

The docks, with Salford Quay's impressive skyline in the backgroundAn aerial view of the dry docks (outlined in red), with MediaCityUK oppositeThe cranes sit on the dockside and are now dwarfed by MediaCityUK across the water

Trafford Dry Docks sit on the Manchester Ship Canal and offer spectacular views of Salford Quays including MediaCityUK.

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