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Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC014 Mersey People: The Sailors The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. In this episode, Tom and Kathleen Workman, Chairman and former Commodore of Liverpool Sailing Club talk about their lives sailing on the Mersey, and the struggle to rebuild their club from the ashes of an arson attack. For more information, visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC013 Mersey People: The Chairman and The Pilot The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. In this episode, Chairman Tony Brand, and John Curry - one of the Mersey's last apprentice-trained pilots - of Liverpool Pilotage Services Ltd discuss their lives and work as Mersey river pilots. For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC017 Mersey People: The Deckhand The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey In this episode Barney Easdown, a deckhand on the Mersey ferries, talks about his work and tells us anecdotes of the strange goings-on aboard the world's most famous ferry. Publication dateSeptember 2003 MBC222 Towards a branding / naming strategy for the Mersey Basin Campaign A report on the process undertaken in 2003 with a view to rebranding and possibly renaming the Mersey Basin Campaign. The process included workshops and interviewed with both staff and stakeholders, and this report is particularly interesting in terms of their perceptions of the Campaign and its values and characteristics. Publication dateApril 2008 MBC210 Audio - Unilever Dragonfly Awards - St Luke's Church Crosby Leaders and young volunteers from St Luke's Church, Crosby, winners of a Unilever Dragonfly Award in 2008, talk about their environmental project and why they volunteer. Publication dateApril 2008 MBC209 Audio - Unilever Dragonfly Awards - Hollingworth Lake Junior Helpers Members of Hollingworth Lake Junior Helpers group from Lancashire, winners of the young people category in the Unilever Dragonfly Awards, talk about their environmental volunteering work. Publication dateApril 2008 MBC208 Audio - Unilever Dragonfly Awards - Virginia Hunt Unilever Dragonfly Awards individual winner Virginia Hunt of Cheshire talks about her volunteering work, and what inspires her. Publication dateApril 2008 MBC206 Audio - Cleaning up Hoghton Bottoms Local volunteer Carol Price talks about her efforts to organise an annual clean up of the river near her home at Hoghton Bottoms, Lancashire.