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Manchester Ship Canal Co

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1955. The Queen Elizabeth II Oil Dock at Eastham.

of 41 Spring Gardens, Manchester.

1825 An early version of the Manchester Ship Canal Co was organized, approved reports and surveys and organized the collection of funds[1]

1885 Another company with the same name was incorporated in August. [2]

'The Royal Assent was given to the third bill on August 6th, 1885, and S. R. Platt's name appeared in it as a director with Mr. H. Boddington, Mr Jacob Bright, MP, Mr C. P. Henderson and Mr Joseph Lee.' [3]

1922 H. A. Reed, Chief Engineer to the Manchester Ship Canal Co.[4]

1926 Mr William Fox, who for thirty-six years held the position of chief mechanical engineer to the company, resigned as from October 1st, and Mr W. G. Smith, assistant mechanical engineer, was appointed his successor.[5]

See Manchester Ship Canal.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1894/01/5
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Manchester Weekly Times, Friday July 17, 1891.
  4. The Engineer 1922/09/29
  5. The Engineer 1926/10/08