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Severn Photo of the Month


Photo by Chris Witts

The loaded grain barge TIRLEY approaches Haw Bridge at Tirley bound for Tewkesbury with a cargo of 250 tonnes of grain from Sharpness.

Sadly this trade ceased in 1998 and no longer are there commercial barges carrying cargo above Gloucester. The only commercial activity is small hopper barges carrying sand and gravel at the pits alongside the Severn near to Ripple.

Currently the hull of the TIRLEY lies moored to the bank at the entrance to Sharpness Docks, whilst the CHACELEY has been converted to a houseboat.

Grain Barge Approaching Haw Bridge






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