The docklands trail
Liverpool’s shipping history has been brought to life with a new Docklands Trail.
A new Liverpool city tourist attraction brings nearly 200 years of dockland history to life.
The trail is a set of specially customised shipping containers housing artefacts and memorabilia to create a series of walk-through museums telling the stories of the Waterloo, Stanley, Huskisson, Canada, Gladstone and Seaforth docks.
Collingwood Dock is the first of at least three sites on the trail. It has four customised containers which will give an overview of the trail, tell the story of Waterloo Dock and chronicle the life of legendary Liverpool dock builder Jesse Hartley. One of the containers will be used by the Canal and River Authority to tell the history of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.
Further instalments of the trail are planned for Huskisson and Seaforth Docks.
The Docklands Trail is a registered charity founded by a group of retired ex-pupils from Bootle Grammar School. The group was formed from the desire to give something back to the local community and to say thank you for their upbringing and education in Bootle.