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The Opening of the Manchester Ship Canal: Contents

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No. Title Description
1  A New Year Celebration  The formal opening of the Canal was conducted by Queen Victoria in May 1894, but before this royal visit an earlier opening had taken place that year on New Years' Day which w...
2  A Right Royal Occasion  The New Year's Day Opening celebrations must have been an extraordinary experience for those present, but more was to come with the official opening of the Ship Canal by Queen...