Ships long gone from Manchester you used to love

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  1. journolud

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    I was going to start this same parody thread myself but didn’t know anything about Manchester ships and couldn’t be arsed googling. Do you think I’d get away with a “Shits long gone from Manchester...” thread. I could probably think of a few of those
     
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  2. m7mcfc

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    This one sailed off years ago. They even sang a song about it.

    When I was young and foolish
    As foolish as can be
    I said goodbye to the mother-in-law
    And off I went to sea
    I sailed with Captain Skipper
    Aboard San Ferry Ann
    And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road
    In a black Maria van.
     
  3. The main thing is Manchester docks and the ship canal really pissed the scousers off. Then we did it again with Ringway airport.
     
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  4. denislawsbackheel

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    I know it was dark when I went on it but it never looked like that !
     
  6. George Hannah

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  7. bellbuzzer

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    Manchester would be much smaller if the canal had not been dug. The mills needed to weave the cotton into cloth galvanised steel mills, and the dye industry expanded to cope with the demand, the heavy industry epitomised by Metro-vicks, could make the very short trip to the docks importing and exporting machinery world-wide that would not be profitable by road. The pipe-line carrying heavy crude from the tidal mersey basin to Carrington Shell's cat-cracker was probably the final nail. Many jobs disappeared for ever with the demise of cotton processing
     
  8. BJL_City

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    Only Oakie would have first hand recollection of these...
     
  9. manclad

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    City boys we are here,sh*g your women and drink yo
    I am pretty sure that the ship going through the locks near to Barton Swing Bridge in the 1960s film A Taste Of Honey was The Manchester City.
     
  10. WEMBLEY76

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    Manchester liners did have at least one ship called Manchester City,if you google Manchester City ship there is a lot of online stuff about the history of said vessel/s.
     

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