Friday January 20, 2017

Talk: Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Local historian and author Neil Clarke will be giving a fascinating illustrated talk looking at the early crossing points across the Severn. There were crossings of the Severn in the Bridgnorth area as early as prehistoric and possibly Roman times. Upstream from Bridgnorth, two ferries served the Apley estate and another the settlements of Newton and Astley Abbots. Below Bridgnorth, and with no vehicular road bridges before Bewdley, fords and ferries were important for the communities on both sides of the river. The ferries at Danesford, Quatford, Hampton Loade (including its ford), Potters Loade and Stanley (Highley) all survived into the 20th century

7.30pm-9pm. Adults £3.00, Child £2.00. Price includes hot drink and biscuits. Please call 01746 781 192 to book your place.

Severn Valley Country Park, Visitor Centre, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6NG

Thursday 9 Mar 2017

Contact telephone: 01746781192
Call to check latest times or cancellations.

www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/severnvalleycountrypark

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