Specialising in maritime titles, Avid is an independent publisher from Merseyside in the north-west of Britain, started by David Roberts in 1990. David is an ex-Cammell Laird apprentice turned Lecturer, publisher, writer and broadcaster, and it is his Cammell Laird connections that got him started with his first two books about the once world famous shipyard on the Birkenhead side of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool.
Naturally, being from Merseyside and from a maritime background, Avid's maritime books and DVDs have very strong connections with what was once the greatest seaport in the world.
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Foreword by renowned Maritime Historian, Elder of Trinity House and award winning author of Voyage East,
Denis Gallagher's Put Not Your Trust In Princes, looks back at life sailing with Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, a maritime world now lost to us all, and for the first time examines forensically what went wrong that brought about the demise of this world famous and world leading merchant shipping company.
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We also have a very limited number of our previously published books available
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CLAN LINE IN PHOTOGRAPHS -THE VERY LAST COPIES
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THE ADMIRALTY REGRETS - the disaster in Liverpool Bay
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A NEW BLUE FUNNEL FILM
- Voyages and Voices
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Avid also produce books in other areas of interest such as the excellent
'A History of the Scala Cinema - Prestatyn, North Wales'
JUST NUISANCE AB, is the incredible but true story of the only dog ever to be officially enlisted into the British Royal Navy; a Great Dane with a great story.
We also offer a DVD that shows the history of shipbuilding on Merseyside at the world famous Cammell Laird Shipyard from its humble beginnings up to the tragic closure of the yard in 1993.
David Roberts has been a regular contributor on Maritime affairs for BBC Radio Merseyside for many years and also gives talks on maritime history.
From a shipbuilding family, David has always had a soft spot for the Cammell Laird shipyard and the River Mersey. The books and DVDs that Avid produces are testimony to the place in maritime history that Liverpool, Birkenhead and the River Mersey will always command.
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