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10th May 2008

MEMORIAL BENCH PLACED IN GLOUCESTER DOCKS

A bench in dedication to the memory of two former river men was unveiled today, Albert Charles Tonks (1909 - 1989) and his son Albert George Tonks (1929 - 2006).

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30th May 2008

DUTCH BARGE TRANSIENT HAS LEFT THE SEVERN

Thompson River Transport has moved their 400 tonne ex Dutch barge from Gloucester to work on the River Thames

14th June 2008

SALMON FISHING COULD BECOME HISTORY

Traditional methods of fishing for salmon on the banks of the Severn estuary are threatened.

25th July 2008

STRETCH OF RIVER SEVERN SOLD

The Herefordshire and Gloucester Canal Trust has purchased part of the River Severn at Gloucester.

28th July 2008

CHILD’S BODY RECOVERED FROM SEVERN

A ten year old boy was swept away after playing beside the Severn at Arlingham, Gloucestershire.

22nd August 2008

IS IT THE OLIVER CROMWELL’S LAST TRIP?

The pseudo stern wheeler could become a floating restaurant.

27th August 2008

NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL FOR THE MOUTH OF THE SEVERN

Consultative meetings are in progress to decide the viability of a £500M container terminal at Avonmouth.

26th October 2008

DECISION NEEDED ON THE BARRAGE

Politicians and residents asking for a decision on the Severn Barrage

26th October 2008

SALMON IN THE SEVERN

126,000 young Atlantic salmon introduced to the River Severn

10th January 2009

NEW MUD HOPPER ON THE SEVERN

Thompson River Transport have a new hopper barge on the River Severn called the ELVER.

27th January 2009

HARNESSING THE TIDE - THE BARRAGE

The Government unveil their preferred 5 schemes for harnessing power from the Severn.

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