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River Mersey, Fletcher Moss, Manchester UK

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The River Mersey begins in Stockport with the confluence of the River Tame and River Goyt and flows 70 miles to the Irish Sea. Here in South Manchester it is not much of a river, but it gets better further downstream towards Liverpool.

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