Albert Dock Liverpool
This is the definitive, – indeed the only – guidebook to the Albert Dock Liverpool, the biggest Grade One Listed building in Britain and one of the country’s top heritage and tourist sites.
It has a soft cover, measures 132mm x 215mm, and is ideal for putting in your bag or pocket when visiting Liverpool. Its 112 pages are packed with information about Albert Dock and tells the story of how it came to be built, how it was abandoned and was almost demolished and how it rose to become the city’s number one visitor attraction.
One of the book’s strengths is the historic, ‘before and after’, and present day photographs and illustrations – 200 of them. There are also special chapters on Jesse Hartley, the Victorian dock engineer whose masterpiece it is, as well as the kind of a place Liverpool was in 1846, the year Albert Dock was opened by Prince Albert. A chapter on the history of the Port of Liverpool from 1207 places Albert Dock in its historical context.
It includes sections on the Dock’s main tourist attractions – The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool and the Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum. There’s also an easy to follow Heritage Trail and useful maps.
This is a top quality book, printed in full colour throughout and beautifully produced. It was written and photographed by Liverpudlian Ron Jones who has been involved with Albert Dock since the mid-1970’s and acted as a consultant to the Albert Dock Company for many years.
Finally, the author has gone to great lengths to make sure that not only are his facts correct but that the book is highly readable as well as being informative. This is the new revised edition published in 2013.
UK price only £5.99 (Free postage! – UK only)
EU price £5.99 (plus £2.26 Royal Mail air mail postage)
Worldwide £5.99 (plus £3.51 Royal Mail air mail postage)