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Severn Photo of the Month


Photo by Chris Witts

The Hopper Barge ‘Chub’ is seen leaving Gloucester Lock bound for the gravel pits at Ripple.

Gloucester Lock was opened in 1812 to allow vessels from the River Severn to enter Gloucester Docks and on down the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Sharpness Albeit the canal wasn’t opened until 1827!

Gloucester Lock

Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard