Merseyside - The Mersey - Liverpool's River


'Near Buxton, in beautiful surroundings, rises a little stream, the Goyt. On its way to the sea the Goyt is joined by other rivers to become the great Mersey, one of the main arteries of Great Britain's industry. At Stockport, the river loses its rural beauty and becomes a commercial waterway, spanned at Runcorn by the largest Transporter bridge in the world.
Further down, the Machester Ship Canal joins the now mighty river. So on to where stand Birkenhead and Liverpool, two of England's greatest ports, linked together by the great engineering achievement, the Mersey Tunnel. In these two towns, mile upon mile of docks confront the eye, as befits the gateways of the New World.' [1]

11 minutes. 35mm: 1000ft. 16mm: 400ft.

Liberty Films
Direction: M. Chorlton
Production: J. Fenn



Merseyside
Certificate: U
Distributors: Liberty
Producers: Liberty
850ft / 9mins
A study of the life of Merseyside, produced for distribution by the British Council. [2]
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  1. ^ ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941
  2. ^ Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
    Index to Vol.8 / No.s 85-96 [No.91 (p81) onwards present] / 1941-42
    Short Films Issued Between September 21 and October 20 [1941]
    140 Merseyside