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  Disability Travel, Wheelchair Travel, Accessible Travel, Accommodation, Group Tours — Mersey River Chalets, Nova ...
Mersey River Chalets has been designed to provide a barrier free vacation experience.
Mersey River Chalets is one of the finest disability and wheelchair travel destinations in Atlantic Canada.
All of our accommodation facilities are wheelchair accessible making them the perfect place for your next family vacation or disability or wheelchair travel group tour or function.
www.merseyriverchalets.com /access   (217 words)

  River Mersey & River Weaver traditional working craft
Mersey Flats were originally carvel built round-bilged sailing barges, with a single mast rigged fore and aft with a gaff mainsail and large jib to the stem head.
Early River Weaver flats were rather smaller, but improvements to the river and the prosperity of the salt trade led to the eventual development of a class of much bigger steam powered flats, the Weaver 'packets' towing one or two dumb flats behind them.
at Frodsham Mill on the River Weaver in 1977.
www.canaljunction.com /craft/mersey.htm   (631 words)

  The River Mersey - Liverpool Attractions
Mersey Waterfront is a Regional Park which spans more than 120km of the City Region's coastline, taking in the river Mersey and its estuary and parts of the rivers Dee and Ribble.
The River Mersey is a river in the north west of England.
The Mersey is formed from three tributaries: the River Etherow, the River Goyt and the River Tame; becoming the Mersey near Stockport, Greater Manchester.
www.liverpoolcityportal.co.uk /attractions/the_river.html   (648 words)

The Severn is connected with the rivers Trent and Mersey via the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, and with the canal network around Birmingham via the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which joins the Severn at Worcester.
River of northeast England formed by the union of the North Tyne (rising in the Cheviot Hills) and South Tyne (rising near Cross Fell in Cumbria) near Hexham, Northumberland, and reaching the North Sea at Tynemouth ; length 72 km / 45 miles.
The principal tributary of the Tyne is the River Derwent, and the chief towns and cities along its course are Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Jarrow, and South Shields.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Britain/rivers.htm   (3832 words)

 River Mersey
The river, one of the largest in the area, has acted as a barrier and boundary for hundreds of years.
The river Mersey is the traditional boundary between Cheshire and Lancashire.
Because of natural changes in the course of the river Mersey centuries ago, Jacksons Boat is in the odd situation of being in old Lancashire (within the boundary of Manchester city) but on the Cheshire (i.e.
www.salecommunityweb.co.uk /rivermersey.htm   (741 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > River Mersey
The River Mersey is a river in the north west of England.
Three rivers form the Mersey: the River Etherow, the River Goyt and the River Tame.
There is also the Mersey Ferry, made famous by the Sixties' song Ferry Cross the Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ri/River_Mersey   (149 words)

 Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Salmon return to the Mersey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salmon are breeding in the River Mersey catchment for the first time in living memory, according to Environment Agency ecologists who found three baby salmon during fish surveys on the River Goyt, a tributary of the Mersey in Stockport.
The River Mersey was once a prolific fishery with records dating back to the 12th and 14th century recalling its importance to the local economy.
By the mid 20th century the River Mersey had the reputation of being one of the most polluted rivers in Europe and practically fish-less.
www.wildlifetrust.org.uk /cheshire/news_salmon.htm   (380 words)

 The River Mersey
The River Mersey rises in the Pennines and flows 70 miles to the Irish Sea.
New Brighton, on the Birkenhead side of the river, began to develop in 1830, as the potential of a seaside resort on the doorstep of Liverpool began to be realised.
The river fishing industry rapidly declined and by the mid-19th century the state of Britain's rivers, and particularly the Mersey, was a cause for serious concern.
www.pol.ac.uk /home/insight/mersey.html   (1204 words)

 Timbo's Liverpool - River Mersey
The world famous ferries of the River Mersey are the longest running in the world and date back to the Middle Ages when they were operated by Monks.
It was decided, therefore, to cash in on the popularity of the service as a tourist attraction and the main terminals and three remaining ferries were improved and upgraded.
Twenty five years later, the popularity of the Queensway tunnel and the resulting traffic led to a study which concluded that a second tunnel would be built.
www.timbosliverpool.co.uk /mersey/index.htm   (628 words)

 River Mersey Cod Fishing
The River Mersey is packed with Charter boats all winter, offering a fantastic opportunity to anglers from all over the world to sample quality fishing in the North West.
Charter fishing in the Mersey is comfortable and relatively easy, but be prepared to take masses of bait, it's not uncommon for a single angler to go through 60 - 80 fl worms plus a box of squid or two!
Although the currents in the River can be harsh, standard boat rods and reels can be used,if your lucky enough to have plenty of room then up tiding is a must, however 6 - 7 oz fixed grips are recommended to keep that bait down there.
www.castandcatch.com /cod_fishing.htm   (410 words)

 Mersey Ferries - River Explorer Cruises
The River Mersey has an incredibly rich and varied history and the ferry service itself is more than 850 years old.
Our River Explorer Cruise takes you on a ferry that not only crosses the Mersey, but also explores many of its most interesting facets, which are all described in a fascinating commentary.
River Explorer Cruises operate hourly from Pier Head, Liverpool, Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral.
www.merseyferries.co.uk /river-explorer/index.aspx   (227 words)

 River 'fence' to harness tidal power of Mersey - Independent Online Edition > Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the river Mersey is now to be subjected to tests which environmentalists hope will make it the first river in Britain to generate electricity from its tides.
A similar Mersey barrage project caused huge controversy in the early Nineties, when ecologists were angered by the disruption it would cause towading birds feeding on the mudflats.
The scale of the Mersey project would be considerably bigger, and one local environmental source suggested yesterday that it might need to incorporate a third Mersey road crossing to attract investors.
news.independent.co.uk /environment/article328507.ece   (715 words)

 Environment Agency - River Mersey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mersey estuary oxygen data (MS Excel, 23KB, 1 min)
Improvements to the fish pass on the Mersey at Woolston mean we can monitor the return of the salmon first hand.
The Mersey Basin Campaign is a 25-year government backed partnership to deliver water quality improvements and waterside regeneration throughout the Mersey basin river system.
www.environment-agency.gov.uk /regions/northwest/346910/347005/440418/441073/?version=1&lang=_e   (345 words)

 The Mersey Mission to Seafarers - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mersey Mission to Seafarers - About Us The Flying angel logo is inspired by a verse in the Bible Revelation 14 verse 6 "Then I saw another angel flying high in the air, with an eternal message of Good News to announce to the peoples of the earth.
The Mersey Mission to Seafarers is responsible for all of the ports on the Mersey.
The International Seafarers Mission card, which is operated by The Mersey Mission to Seafarers in co-operation with several European missions, has revolutionised the way the seafarers contact their family.
www.merseymissiontoseafarers.org /about_us.html   (1121 words)

 Action Mersey Estuary
Action Mersey Estuary covers the tidal area of the Mersey River as it flows through Warrington and Halton, past Vale Royal and Ellesmere Port, passing between Wirral and Liverpool to the mouth of the river and into Liverpool Bay.
The Mersey Estuary is home to heavy industry and major ports, as well as residential areas, green spaces and internationally important environmental and cultural areas.
Action Mersey Estuary works in partnership with Mersey Waterfront, a regional park initiative to transform the Mersey Waterfront and all its assets to create a unique sense of place that attracts people to live, work, visit and invest in Merseyside.
www.merseybasin.org.uk /page.asp?id=2913   (221 words)

 River Idle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This shallow river is used mainly for drainage and runs almost 11 miles from Bawtry to Stockwith, where it joins the River Trent.
An improved river navigation at one time extending 13 miles to Shefford, the last 3 miles being by a canal extension of the navigation.
The Mersey Ancient and Modern by B Blower, Edition: 1st edition 88 pages, Published by E Howell 1878 A short description and history of trade on the Mersey, illustrated by lithographs.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/River-Idle.html   (874 words)

 Defence Internet | Defence News | Royal Navy detonate WWII bomb in River Mersey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bomb was lying only 80 metres from the 12 Quays jetty on the Birkenhead side of the Mersey port, posing a threat to the roll-on, roll-off ferry terminal, to shipping and to the Mersey Tunnels.
Divers from a diving team attached to the Royal Navy task group operating in the area raised the bomb from the sea bed with an inflatable device at 0930 the following morning and started a prolonged tow to move the device to a position where it could be disposed of safely.
The tow was halted in the mouth of the river to allow the ferries and a further five ships to enter the port safely.
www.mod.uk /DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/RoyalNavyDetonateWwiiBombInRiverMersey.htm   (617 words)

 Liverpool - Local history - Mersey Times
Each monthly edition of The Mersey Times is written and compiled by local groups, colleges, schools or individuals.
The aim of the Mersey Times is to tell the story of a particular piece of Merseyside history - in words and images.
The River Mersey Inshore Rescue Service Mersey was first introduced in 1984, to provide water borne safety cover for the thousands of visitors to the Liverpool Garden Festival.
www.bbc.co.uk /liverpool/localhistory/mersey_times/issue_07/index.shtml   (118 words)

 Mersey River Mi'kmaq Campsites: Riverbed Reveals Ancient Sites
Lisa Francis remembers sitting on the bank of the Mersey River staring at the dry riverbed, contemplating her heritage, when a huge bird landed on the opposite bank.
As soon as she saw the majestic bald eagle she knew that what was being done on the river had her ancestors' approval.
He was thinking about the weirs he and his grandfather built on the river when he was young and how those weirs resembled the ones that archeologists were uncovering on the river bed - weirs they estimate to be up to 4,000 years old.
www.danielnpaul.com /Mi'kmaqVillages-MerseyRiver.html   (1451 words)

 River Mersey Cartoons
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 The River Mersey - 01   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mersey has the second greatest tidal movement at its estuary in the UK and it has been considered several times for a tidal barrage to generate electricity.
In the foreground is the mersey ferry Royal Iris.
I saw Deutschland on the morning of 16th September when she was anchored in the River Mersey.
homepages.enterprise.net /hyland/maps/mersey/mersey.html   (971 words)

 Water - River Mersey - Rodrigo Alarc├│n-Cielock - 2/265 - World Wide Panorama
The River Mersey has its beginnings near Stockport and flows westwards for some 70 miles towards the Irish Sea.
In 1815, steam ferry boats were introduced and became immortalized in the 60's song "Ferry Cross the Mersey", by Gerry Marsden and the Pacemakers.
There are alternatives means of crossing the River Mersey via three tunnels beneath the River.
www-geoimages.berkeley.edu /wwp605/html/RodrigoAlarconCielock.html   (149 words)

 CNN.com - WWII bomb┬ástrands Mersey ferries - May 16, 2006
Ferries across the River Mersey were halted after the bomb's discovery.
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Around 250 passengers and crew were stranded on ferries in the River Mersey in northern England after a huge unexploded bomb was spotted, the UK coastguard said.
Two ferries, the Mersey Viking and Dublin Viking, bringing passengers from Belfast and Dublin across the Irish Sea, were forced to remain at sea Tuesday while the explosive was dealt with, the coastguard said.
www.cnn.com /rssclick/2006/WORLD/europe/05/16/britain.bomb/index.html?section=cnn_latest   (264 words)

 River Mersey - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Mersey is formed from three tributaries: the River Etherow, the River Goyt and the River Tame; becoming the Mersey near Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Two road tunnels run under the Mersey at Liverpool: the older Queensway Tunnel (opened 1934) connecting with Birkenhead, and the Kingsway Tunnel (opened 1971) connecting with Wallasey.
The river is now internationally famous thanks to the music of the 1960s known as Merseybeat and its strong association with Liverpool, which produced songs such as "Ferry Across The Mersey".
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/River_Mersey   (274 words)

 edie news centre - Water giant pays up for flushing raw sewage down River Mersey
The incident is the fourth time United Utilities is prosecuted this year, with a recent fine of £7,000 imposed for polluting the river Beal and the subsequent removal of dead trout from its banks (see related story).
"As the River Mersey is a large tidal body of water it is impossible to assess the environmental impact of the sewage discharge, although it is likely to have had a significant impact.
United Utilities said that there was no evidence to demonstrate that the discharge had had a significant impact on the River Mersey.
www.edie.net /news/news_story.asp?id=11511   (556 words)

 Trading Places: The River Mersey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mainly because the River Mersey is a tidal river.
There is a big difference between the height of the river at low tide and at high tide - as much as 11 metres (33 feet) [image, new window].
So they anchored in the river and were unloaded by smaller craft: an expensive and time wasting method that sometimes damaged or lost cargo.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /nof/docks/access/theme9.html   (325 words)

 River Mersey - Group Travel - Visit Chester
Rising in the Pennines, the River Mersey flows some 70 miles into the Irish Sea.
The river attracts a number of large birds including herons and you can also spot the odd kingfisher or two.
Heavily polluted during Victorian times, due to the local textile industry, but now a much cleaner river it homes many fish including Chub and Dace, with a view to being even cleaner in the future and hopefully a place where you can find trout and salmon.
www.visitchester.com /site/visitor-information/group-travel/river-mersey-p36641   (279 words)

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