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1825 LIVERPOOL Waterfront ~ No.19

 

I really needed a break from the traumas of the repairs to my house, not only those occasioned by the brewery dray incident, but also more mundane problems caused by the weather. During the recent storms we lost many shingles from off our roof, and one night were rudely awakened by the sound of dripping water. On extricating ourselves from under the counterpane, we were horrified to see a gaping hole in the ceiling, and even more worrying, we could see the clouds through it scudding across the black sky! All this has taken my mind of my ramblings somewhat. Today, however, I have been down to the docks to find out who looks after all the inland carrying by land and water. Being a nice day, I took a small knapsack containing my food for the day ~ bread, cheese and some slices of gammon, together with a large flask of brown ale. I settle down outside the doors of the Duke of Bridgewater's Offeice at No. 2 north side of Duke's Dock Quay and the agent, JOHN OWEN, gave me all the details which I now pass on to you.

J. G. Ames & Co. ~ [fly boats] 3 southside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : JOHN WENSLEY
Antwis & Sturland ~ [fly boats] 4 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : EDWARD DICKINSON
J. & W. Ashmore ~ [waggons] 22 Leeds Street and 3 Cumberland Street
J. Atkinson & Son ~ [fly boats] 3 Canal Basin
Thomas Bache ~ [fly boats] 1 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : ROBERT DICKINSON
David Bellhouse & Son ~ Eagle Quay Wharf, westside Queen's Dock
Wright Cartwright ~ [waggons] 33 Hackin's Hey
Coffield & Co. ~ [fly boats] 2 Parade Wharf
Crocket, Salkeld & Co. ~ [fly boats] 5 Graving Dock
Crowley, Hicklin & Co. ~ [fly boats, vans & waggons] 1 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : ROBERT DICKINSON
Danks & Tyler ~ [fly boats] 6 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : JOHN GOOSE
Duke of Bridgewater ~ [executors of; fly boats] 2 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : JOHN OWEN
John Gibson ~ [water] Northwich Wharf, northwest corner King's Dock
    Agent : SAMUEL DRINKWATER
John Hargreaves ~ [waggons] 13 Manesty Lane
Matthew Heath ~ [fly boats] 6 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : JOHN GOOSE
John Johnson, Son & Co. ~ [guarded caravans on springs] 25 Dale Street
John Johnson & Son ~ [fly & post waggons] 25 Dale Street
    Agent : JOSHUA WARDLOW
Kenworthy & Holts ~ [fly boats & waggons] 4 Duke's Place and
                                                    2 southside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : J. DEAKIN
John Kenworthy ~ [fly boats & waggons] 22 Leeds Street and
                                                    3 Cumberland Place
Leeds Union Co. ~ [water] Plumbe Street & back Leeds Street
    Agent : GEORGE DEARDEN
Liverpool and Manchester Union Co. (late J. Turner & Co.) ~ [water]
    Robinson's Wharf, westside King's Dock
    Agent : JOHN PARCHETT
Liverpool Union Co. ~ [fly boats] back Leeds Street
    Agent : R. ATKINSON
Manchester Grocers' Co. ~ [water] Parade Wharf, westside George's Dock
    Agent : JOSEPH HARRISON
New Quay Co. ~ [water] Parade Wharf, westside George's Dock
    Agent : JOHN WILLIAMSON
George Nuttal ~ [fly boats] Old Canal Warehouse, Canal Basin
    Agent : Thomas Rigby
Old Quay Co. ~ [water] 6 Irwell Street & Aetna Street
    Agent : WILLIAM GUYTON
Pickford & Co. ~ [guarded caravans on springs & fly boats]
    7 Harrington Street, back Leeds Street and northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : GEORGE LAWTON
R. Poole & Co. ~ [water] Old Canal Warehouse, Canal Bridge
Preston Union Co. ~ [land & water] Old Canal Warehouse, Oldhall Street
    Agent : WILLIAM ASHCROFT
Rochdale & Halifax Merchants' Co. ~ [fly boats] southside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : JAMES COGSWELL
Shanklin, Manley & Co. ~ [water] Old Quay Co's Wharf, 6 Irwell Street
John Simpson ~ [fly boats] 4 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : EDWARD DICKINSON
Snell, Robins & Co. ~ [fly boats] 4 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : GEORGE CHELL
Soresby & Flack ~ [water] 1 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : ROBERT DICKINSON
James Sutton & Co. ~ [fly boats] 6 northside Duke's Quay
    Agent : JOHN GOOSE
Tyrer & Co. ~ [water] Old Canal Warehouse, Oldhall Street
    Agent : THOMAS TYRER
William Wakeman ~ [fly boats] 4 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : WILLIAM DICKINSON
William Welsh ~ [fly boats & waggons] 25 Dale Street
    Agent : JOHN WARDLAW
John Whitehouse & Sons ~ [fly boats] 5 northside Duke's Dock
    Agent : ALFRED WOOD
T. W. Williams ~ [fly boats] northwest corner of King's Dock
    Agent : JAMES ROBINSON
Worthington & Co. ~ [fly boats] 4 northside Duke's Dock Quay
    Agent : GEORGE CHELL

With Worthington and Co. I came to the end of the list of Land and Water Carriers and bidding farewell to JOHN OWEN, started for home. On the way, I pondered on what I could look at next in my Waterfront series, and I hit on the idea of listing all the firms and persons providing goods and services for seafaring people. So next time I will be starting with ANCHOR MAKERS..................................

NOTE:
Anyone interested in finding out what a fly boat was should go to:-

http://www.saturnrestoration.org.uk