Trading Places - a history of Liverpool Docks
The American War of Independence is having a major impact on Liverpool and international trade is poor. Wages are reduced and seamen attack the Town Hall in protest.
The Sankey (1757) and Leeds & Liverpool Canals are both bringing coal and other cargoes into Liverpool for use and export. The coastal trade continues.
Docks active in this year include:
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