Trading Places - a history of Liverpool Docks
The world's first commercial steam railway opens, running between Liverpool and Manchester. This not only helped the Lancashire cotton trade but also created a new idea of speedy travel.
Mechanisation is also causing unemployment and so 1830 sees the start of the major emigrations through Liverpool. Around 15,000 people from across Europe sail to North America.
Docks active in this year include:
Click on a dock name to learn more.