2006

SO8933 : Grain barges moored at Healing's Mill

taken 18 years ago, near to Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

Grain barges moored at Healing's Mill
Grain barges moored at Healing's Mill
The grain barges, Chaceley and Tirley have been moored on the Old Avon beside Healing's Mill for many years. Redundant for a number of years they used to ship grain up the River Severn from Avonmouth. Until the 1960s when the M5 was extended to Bristol the River Severn was a major route for cargo and oil barges. On more than one occasion large barges inflicted catastrophic damage to bridges after colliding with them, for example, bringing down the Severn railway bridge near Sharpness, and Haw Bridge between Tewkesbury and Gloucester. See: LinkExternal link To see the barges when the river is flooded see: SO8933 : Grain barges moored at Healing's Mill, Tewkesbury

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Philip Halling   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 September, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 892 330 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.7420N 2:9.4876W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 892 330
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