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Connah's Quay
Image Bob Jones

Connah's Quay

Latitude: 53 13'N
Longitude: 03 05'W
Country: Wales

Type: Unknown
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/loc...966789.stm

About Connah's Quay

The town of Connah's Quay began to develop some two hundred years ago, on the banks of the estuary of the River Dee, in the parish of Northop.

With the silting up of the River Dee following the construction of the New Cut in the 18th century, Chester ceased to be a port and the business was transferred to what is now Connahs Quay with its direct rail links. By the mid-Victorian period, it had become a busy port, with a thriving ship-building industry.

The quay area has been refurbished, largely by voluntary efforts.

There are moorings for a good number of boats and the Sea Cadets have their headquarters here.

A photo of the old dock in the centre of the town can be seen under 'More photos' above. It is much silted up and is only used by small boats who moor on its outer edge.

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