This record is held by Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

Reference: b10/10



The photographs listed in this collection trace the history of the Manchester Ship Canal Company in pictures. They cover all periods of the Canal's history, from the passing of the Bill in 1886, to the construction period in the 1890's and the early days, right up to the Second World War period and through its heyday in the 1950's and 60's; and finally to the decline of the upper reaches in the late 1970's and the closure of the docks in Manchester and the development of the site as Salford Quays.


The descriptions listed are the details printed, or written on or with the photographs. Where no details are shown, but it is known with some certainty what the subject is, the details are shown in brackets. Where nothing is shown on the print and it is not known what the picture portrays, it has been shown as an unidentified print.


A list of abbreviations is shown covering the many photographers, large and small, who produced the photographs in this collection.

Date: 1886 - 1970s
Held by: Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
  • Manchester, Lancashire
Creator Names:
  • Manchester Ship Canal Company



AAP Airco Aerial Photography


ABCPA British Council Photograph, 3, Hanover St., London


ACO Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Aerial Photo. Hendon, London NW9


ACP A. Court, 156, Church St., Staines, Middlesex


ACW A. Coupe, 48, Wilmslow Rd., Withington, Manchester


ADEP Alice Dutton, Photographer, Ellesmere Port


AFH Aerofilms Ltd., Hendon, London NW9


AHC A. Harold Clarke, 83, Clarence Rd., Chorlton, Manchester


AHH Altigraph Ltd., Hooton Aerodrome, Wirral, Cheshire


AHL Archie Handforth Ltd., 62, George Street, Croydon


AJC Arthur J. Corr, 38, Abbey Court, Brooklyn, New York, USA


AMC A. Monk & Co., Photo Unit, Warrington


AML Adolph Morath, 14, Cornwall Gdns. London SW7


ANL Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe House, London


ANM Allied Newspapers, Manchester


ARL A. Ralston Photograph, W. Ralston Ltd., Glasgow C1


ARP A.R. Prince, 5, Hayeswater Circle, Davyhulme, Manchester


APL Aero Pictorial Ltd., 137, Regent Street, London, W1


APS Alfieri Picture Service, 12-14 Red Lion Ct., London EC1


APSL Associated Photo Services, 12A, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 3


ASM Arthurs Studios, 121, Oldham Street, Manchester


AVA A. Vickers-Armstrong Photograph


AVM Airviews, Manchester


AWH A.W. Hobart, 9, Garston Gardens, Kenley, Surrey


BBW Bob Bird, Photographers, 14, Crescent Road, Wallasey


BP Barry Pollitt, 48, Tanhouse Road, Flixton, Manchester


BPW Birtles, Photographer, Warrington


BS Baxter's Studios, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Bangor


CCA C.C. Ashton, Rochdale


CCP Chester Chronical Photograph


CDM C. Downs & Son, 26, Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester


CEWB C.E. Willis, Photographer, Bolton


CGL Campbell-Gray Ltd., 88, Edgeware Road, London W


CHL C.H. Lodge, Press Photos., St. Michael's Row, Chester


CHW C.H. Wood Ltd., 282, Manningham Road, Bradford


CPA Cheshire Pictorial Press Agency, Runcorn


CPC Chidley Photography, 14, St. Werburgh St., Chester


CWP Clifford Woods, Patricroft


DAB Derek Appleton, 207, Bebbington Rd., Rock Ferry, Birkenhead


DEM Daily Express, Manchester


DGGS David Gardner, 26, The Paddock, Great Sutton, Wirral


DHM Daily Herald, Manchester


DKW D. Knights-Whittom, Sutton & Epsom, by appt. to H.M. Queen


DMM Daily Mail, Manchester


DMN Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd., 13, High Holborn, London, EC1


DNM Daily News, Manchester


DPW Derek Peters, Photographer, 16A, Temple St., Wolverhampton


DT Daily Telegraph, London


DTH David T. Hicks, Owens Park, 293, Wilmslow Road, Manchester


DVCP Don Valentine, Clayton Photos, 43, Gt. Newton St. Liverpool


DVGR Dienst van Gemeentewerken, Rotterdam, Haagseveer, 35


DWP Don Williams, Photographer, 25A, Woodford Rd., Bramhall


DWS Dennis Wompra Studios, 86, Grange Rd., Middlesborough


ECM Evening Chronical, Manchester


EDEP Eric & David E. Porter, 718 Wilmslow Rd., Didsbury, M/c 20


E & F Elliot & Fry, 55, Baker Street, London, W


EMC Elsan, Mann & Cooper, 69, Faulkner Street, Manchester


EPC Esso Petroleum Co., Victoria Street, London, SW1


ETM Entwistle Thorpe, Manchester


EWT E.W. Tattershall, Press Photos. 84, Lonsdale Ave. Wembley


FA Fotaire Ltd., London


FB Franz Baum, Deansgate Arcade, Manchester


FBS F.B.Scott, Photographer, Broughton, Chester


FEH Frank E.Hall, Sale, Cheshire


FGS Friars Gate Studio, 13, Wilson Patten Street, Warrington


FMP F. & M. Partington, 530, Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Lancs.


FPL Fox Photos Ltd., Manchester


FPRO Fleet PRO, Commander in Chief, Northwood, Middlesex


FT Financial Times, Bracken House, Cannon St., London


FWS F.W.Schmidt, 6, St. Anns Square, Manchester


GBW G.Brocklebank, 70, Frederick Street, Widnes


GCM Geo. Carter Jnr., 15, Hyde Road, Manchester 12


GGP G.Grimmel, 2, Huntsworth Mews, Dorset Square, London NW1


GLM Guttenburg Ltd., 33, King Street, Manchester 2


GM Gartside, Photographer, Manchester


GYG George Young, Photographer, Gourock, Renfrewshire


HAA Harry Arnold, 26, Chase View, Alrewas, Staffs.


HCH H.Cullen, Photographer, 20, Peel Street, Hyde


HND H.N.Davis, Photographer, 1488, Ashton Old Rd., Manchester


HOC Hobbs, Offen & Co. Ltd., 68, Victoria Street, London SW1


HTR Helen Turner, Photographer, 88, Heath Road, Runcorn


HWE Harry Wilkinson, Photographer, Eccles, Manchester


IAP Imperial Aerial Photo Co., 186, Oxford Road, Manchester


ICIM I.C.I., Mond Division, The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire


ILS Illustrations Ltd., 99, Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester


IWM Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1


JAM J.Ambler, Photographer, Manchester


JBL Jas. Bacon & Sons, Basnett Street, Liverpool, 3


JCM John C.Madden, 3, Banstead Ave., Northenden, Manchester


JCP James Caldwell, 6, Queens Chambers, Sutton Coldfield


JHD J.H.Dawson, Photographer, Cathedral Yard, Manchester


JHP James Hall, Photographer, Greenock


JMP John Mills Photography, 11, Hope Street, Liverpool


JMW John Mountfield, NUJ., 3, Peter Street, Warrington


JPJ J.Parkinson-Jones Inc. 50, Holcombe Close, Kearsley, Bolton


JRBR J.R.Ball, 7, Bridge Street, Runcorn, Cheshire


JTR J.T.Rowe, Photographer, Ellesmere Port


JTS J.Templeman, 83, Broad Street, Stoke on Trent


JTU J.T.Umpleby, Photographic Artist, Hr. Crumpsall, Manchester


JW J.White, Photographer, Dumfries & Moniaive


KHB K.Howcroft, 67, School Street, Little Lever, Bolton


KNM Kemsley Newspapers, Manchester


KSM Kirkland Studios, 56, Water Street, Manchester 3


LBD Lomas, Baynes & Dean


LBH Luchtfoto Bary Hofmeester, Mathaenesserlaan, 456, Rotterdam


LDP Liverpool Daily, Post & Echo Ltd.


LLL Lafayette Ltd., 3, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London EC4


LOS Lawrence of Stretford, 904, Stretford Rd., Stretford


LWH Leslie W.Hanson, 95, Bute Street, Cardiff


LWM L.Wintersett, Sketch Studios, 298, Stretford Rd., Manchester


MCN Manchester City News, Ducie House, Ducie St., Manchester


MEN Manchester Evening News


MFFG Major F.F.Gregory, Park Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos.


MFS Mayflower Studios


MG Manchester Guardian


MGEN Manchester Guardian & Evening News


MOM Mack of Manchester


MPNA Manchester Pictorial Press Agency, 60, Oldham St., M/cr.


MSP Michael Shepherd, Photography, Middleton, Lancs.


NBP Norman Burnston Photography


NCM News Chronicle, Manchester


NEA Noel Edwards Associates, Manchester


NHF N.H.Foster, 14, Andrew Avenue, Flixton, Nr. Manchester


NPPA Northern Press Photo Agency, 189, Ashley Rd., Hale, Chesh.


NSR N.S.Roberts, 77, Ansdell Road, Rochdale


PA Planair, 2, N.E.Circus Place, Edinburgh 3


PAL Photaire Ltd., 108, Clyde Road, Manchester 20


PCL Petrochemicals Ltd., P.R.O.Dept., 14A, Dover St., London


PCM Picture Coverage, 62, Bridge Street, Manchester


PCS Picture Coverage, Sale


PCW Peter Chesworth, Marsh Green, Kingsley via Warrington


PFL Publifoto Ltd., 28, Garlick Hill, London EC4


PKP Peter Kaye Photography, 83, Bold Street, Liverpool


PLH Photographia, 2, Lee House, High Walk, London EC2


PMA Peter McCormack Associates, 1, Waterloo Road, Stockport


POL Pickard of Leeds Ltd., 9A, Kirkgate, Leeds 1


PSM Peter Stephen, Mekenboer


PSR P.Smith, Photographer, Runcorn


PU Photo Union


RBB Robson & Baxter, 9, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead


RBM R.Banks, Manchester


RHH Rodney Hall, Heywood, Lancs.


RLM Rex Lowden, 2, Grange Street, Rusholme, Manchester 14


RLO R.L.Offley, Ellesmere Port


RMM R.M.Morris, 180, Conway Street, Birkenhead


RNMOD Royal Navy, P.R.O., Ministry of Defence


RNSC Royal Navy Submarine Command, Fort Blockhouse, Gosport


RRL Rolls Royce Ltd.


SBL Stewart Bale, Liverpool


SBW Studio of Burt Wilson, Manchester


SCP Stephenson Photographer, 177A, Chester Rd., Stretford, M/cr


SEP S.E.Publicity Department Photograph


S& G Sports & General Press Agency, London


SJM Stephenson & Johnson, Manchester


SPA Scotpix News & Filmservice, 17A, Belmont Street, Aberdeen


SPU Shell Photographic Unit, 30-31, Great St Helens St., London


SS Swale Service, Widnes, Lancs.


SWN Sydney W.Newbery, 7, Stockwell Terrace, London SW15


TEPB Textile & Engineering Press Bureau, 4, York St., Manchester


TFC Times Film Co. Ltd, London


TFL Thomas Fall Ltd., 4, Church Road, Stanmore, Middlesex


TNB Tillotsons Newspapers Ltd., Bolton


TNL Times Newspapers Ltd., London


TNS T.N.Studios, Thompson House, Withy Grove, Manchester


TPA Topical Press Agency, Red Lion Court, Fleet St., London


TPAL The Press Association, 85, Fleet Street, London EC4


TPN Turners Photos Ltd., Camera House, Pink Lane, Newcastle


TPS Turners Photos Ltd., Bishop Street, Stockton on Tees


TRC Thornton Research Centre, P.O.Box 1, Chester


TRH T.Rylance, Hague, Holland


USA U.S.A. Studios, London


VSM Varkony Studios, Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Canada


WAM W.A.Morton, 19, Lower Craven Street, Salford 5


WAY Westland Aircraft Ltd., Yeovil


WBR W.Berry, New Barn Lane, Rochdale


WCB Wm. Cull, Bridal Photos. 18, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead


WFH Walter Fossey & Son, Hessel, East Yorkshire


WGS Warrington Guardian Services, Sankey Street, Warrington


WHM Wilson & Hudson, 78, Quay Street, Manchester, 3


WLJC Wm.L.J.Consenheim, Mathenesserlaan, 273, Rotterdam


WP W.Photoprint, Black & White/Day & Night


WPC Wirral Photo Co., Ellesmere Port


WRL W.Ralston Ltd., Photographer, Glasgow E1


WRRC William R.Rose, Chester


WWN Widnes Weekly News


YEL Yevonde Ltd., 28, King Street, Manchester


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