Only the Tide of Time: An exhibition of photographs by Clifford Morris

Revisit of Clifford Morris' photography from the turn of the millennium to reflect on the many changes to the landscape that have taken place during the intervening years.

Event details

12 January 2018 to 15 July 2018

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

These photographs are a testimony to a world that in some cases has now gone forever

"The canals, being man made, have no tide. The only tide to have intruded is that of time itself. The years of "canal mania", saw industries rushing to use what was, at that time, the most efficient means of transporting goods available. Canals' critical role in the industrial revolution that swept across Britain offered no futureproofing against the compeition from first rail and then road that was to bring an end to their industrial use. These photographs reflect the paradoxes of social and economic change and in so doing interpret our industrial past in the light of times today." Clifford Morris.

The exhibition is included within the Museum admission price.

Please come and browse and think about how the canals have changed and what that means to you.


Clifford Morris Only the Tide of Time