Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 53º 13'N
Longitude: 03º 05'W
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
About Connah's QuayThe 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 Connah’s 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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