SO6501 : Balmoral docked at Lydney-Glos

taken 17 years ago, 3 km from Newtown, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Balmoral docked at Lydney-Glos
Balmoral docked at Lydney-Glos
Balmoral awaits at Lydney Dock its passengers for the Clevedon, Penarth & Brecon Mountain Railway Tour. The Balmoral was an excursion ship operating mainly in the Bristol Channel area and was built in 1949 by Thornycroft & Co at Woolston. Its last excursion was in 2012 and it was in Bristol on a care and maintenance programme by volunteers until future arrangements were decided. Lydney Harbour was originally built to transport coal and iron from the Forest of Dean to other areas, a necessity given the state of Forest roads at that time. The old harbour was closed through silting and the new harbour finished in 1821. This was closed in 1977 and given Ancient Monument status in 1985 - it was re-opened in 2005 after a 2-year restoration programme.
Latest news on the Balmoral is that at least 350,000 needs to be raised for survey and repair work to take place during Winter 2014-15. If this is successful Balmoral will return for a full sailing programme in 2015 more information from the website [[LinkExternal link]]
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 August, 2001   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Woodland, Forest  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Gloucestershire  Forest of Dean  Lydney  Lydney Harbour  West Gloucestershire 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6515 0141 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.6200N 2:30.3469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6516 0141
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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River Severn  MV Balmoral  Thornycroft & Co  Woolston 

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