SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY OF FAMOUS SHIPPING LINE.
Byline: Ashley Gray
THE world's first long-distance cargo liner is celebrated in a new exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum based in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life within the historic Albert Dock. .
Blue Funnel ships sailed from Liverpool for over 100 years, gaining worldwide recognition for their operations.
The exhibition focuses on their China run, a connection that helped shape and develop the city's Chinese community.
Exhibits includes model ships, oil paintings, and objects taken from the company's history.
A scale model of the Agamemnon, the world's first longdistance cargo liner, is among items made and collected by William Elston, who was a member of the ship's first crew.
The exhibition includes an interview with a surviving crew member who settled in Liverpool in the 1940s after arriving from Beijing.
The company, which was founded by engineer Alfred Holt in 1865, became one of the biggest employers and most influential shipping companies in Liverpool. Their former HQ, India Buildings India Buildings Water street, Liverpool, United Kingdom, was built between 1924 and 1932 for Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, the architect was Herbert Rowse. It was designed to be converted into a warehouse if needed. It replaced an earlier building of the same name. , stands as a lasting memorial.
Services ran until the early 1970s when container vessels revolutionised cargo shipping.
Blue Funnel to China runs at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, until February 24, 2003. Admission is free.
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