ST5689 : Overgrown slipway to Aust Ferry

taken 7 years ago, near to Aust, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Overgrown slipway to Aust Ferry
Overgrown slipway to Aust Ferry
It is believed that there was a crossing at this point as early as Roman times. A passenger ferry operated across the River Severn as early as the eighteenth century. In 1934 a car ferry commenced operations; it lasted until 8 September 1966, the day before the Severn Bridge was opened. It was often unable to operate, either when the tide was very low or too high. The swift currents and the often turbulent water also contributed to its problems.

The wooden approach ramp is slowing rotting away and has become very overgrown.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 August, 2011
Slipway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5620 8915 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.9687N 2:38.0259W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5628 8905
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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