Author: Roberts, J M
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Roberts, J M
It was on 21 May 1894 that Queen Victoria made her Royal visit to Manchester to proclaim the £15M construction ofthe Manchester Ship Canal ‘well and truly open ’. Over the past 1O0 years the Ship Canal has served the region well, and its fortunes have been closely allied to all the vagaries of the political and economic climate, the effects of two World Wars and the general changes in the methods of conveying and handling freight. Hubert Dickson
On Saturday 14 May 1994 Blackpool Tower celebrated its centenary. To commemorate this occasion a technical paper and correspondence relating the the design and construction of the tower, first published between 1893 and 1895, are reproduced below. R.T. McDonald
Of all the inanimate objects that man possesses is there anything which he uses or depends on more than the buildings in which he lives, works, recreates himself or worships? A building is either new or it is not; if it is of any age then it is not new and anyone having an interest in that building will want to know if it has been altered; if it is used for its original purpose or is not; if it has been properly maintained or it has not, and so on! Brian Clancy