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The River Severn

The Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, spanning a total distance of 220 miles. In the early part of the 19th century, ti was heavily used for transportation of goods, but this fell into decline with the growth of the railway.

Further Reading

  • Josephine Jeremiah, The River Severn: A Pictorial History (Chichester, 1998)
  • Keith Kissack, The River Severn (Lavenham, 1982)

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  • Flood Water, South Quay

    FloodWater, South Quay, River Severn, 1886

    Flood Water, South Quay
  • Poem re Drowning at New Cutting

    Poem re Drowning at New Cutting, River Severn, 5 Aug 1844

    Poem re Drowning at New Cutting
  • Severn Humane Society

    Severn Humane Society, 'Directions for Recovery of Persons', 19th cent.

    Severn Humane Society
  • Severn Humane Society page 2

    Severn Human Society (page 2)

    Severn Humane Society page 2

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