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Severn Photo of the Month

JUNE 2019

Photo by Chris Witts

The Severn at low water looking from the High Level Bridge at Sharpness Docks. In the foreground is the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, opened in 1827. Earlier in 1793 the canal was to terminate at Berkeley and to be known as the Gloucester & Berkeley Canal but the entrance was changed to Sharpness.

The original entrance was to the left of the photo, but as ships became larger it was deemed necessary to build the ‘new’ Sharpness Docks, opened in 1874.

The Severn looking from Sharpness






Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard