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Port of Bristol

Between 1801 and 1914, the Port of Bristol, located in Bristol and nearby Avonmouth, was a thriving site of shipbuilding and commerce, particularly benefitting from the engineering efforts of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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Port of Hull

Hull is a significant port city which houses the archives of the Mission to Seafarers as well as local marine charities including the Hull Indian Seamen’s Home and floating chapels.

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Port of Liverpool

Liverpool was the largest and most sophisticated of all Britain’s port cities. It incorporated numerous bethels, missions, and seamen’s homes serving the immense marine workforce of the Mersey.

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Port of London

Throughout the long nineteenth-century London was a key sight for mission activity to Asian sailors. This included London Strangers’ Home for Asiatics, Africans and South Sea Islanders and the Society for the Protection of Asiatic Sailors.

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The marine mission movement touched almost every British and colonial port. This project focuses on just four port cities: Bristol, Liverpool, Hull and London.