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TYNE, CLYDE AND MERSEY, WHOSE MOUTHS MAKE THREE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST PORTS

TYNE, CLYDE AND MERSEY, WHOSE MOUTHS MAKE THREE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST PORTS

South Shields (bottom left) stands on the right bank of the Tyne at its mouth and opposite North Shields. The name derives from the shiels or fishermen's huts, at the river mouth, which made the beginnings of a great port. The shipping of coal is its chief business. Along the Broomielaw (bottom right), which lies beside the Clyde in the heart of Glasgow, is the steamboat quay whence the steamers run to Gourock, Wemyss Bay and Rothesay. Below the city the Clyde has some of the largest shipbuilding yards in the world. From the Mersey (top photographs) sail the ships for America. The huge structures (top right) along the river front are, from left to right, the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the premises of the Dock Board.

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BY THE BANKS OF THE TRENT NEAR NEWARK: THE SEVERN FROM WORCESTER'S CATHEDRAL TOWER

BESIDE THE WATERS OF TWEED THAT WIND AMONG THE WOODED PEEBLESSHIRE HILLS

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