Looking Back at Britain’s Premier Port
by Andrew Britton
A real treat for anyone interested in the city and its maritime heritage
The Port of Southampton can trace its historical origins back to Roman times when it was settled and known as Clausentum around AD 70. Today it is one of the most important maritime centres in the UK, and often described as ‘the Gateway to the World’. Here Andrew Britton explores the rich history of this famous port. From fourfunnelled liners and flying boats to power stations and refineries, this volume depicts all that happened in the docks, the living heartbeat of the city. Rare old photographs, previously unpublished behind-the-scenes shots of the dock at work, of captain’s logbooks and tickets – even some ships’ menus – all evoke the authentic flavour of dock life. Southampton Docks is a real treat for anyone interested in the city and its maritime heritage.