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Gloucester to Sharpness canal

This canal by-passes the tidal section of the Severn maintaining Gloucester as port. It is still a regional centre for timber importing although the canal is now used for recreation.
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says it all
says it all
section of the Severn which is by-passed
section of the Severn which is by-passed
the swing bridge at Sharpness taking the railway over the canal
the swing bridge at Sharpness taking the railway over the canal
detail of the swing bridge
detail of the swing bridge
old customs house near Sharpness
old customs house near Sharpness
the end of the railway which would have crossed the canal again here to load barges on the river
the end of the railway which would have crossed the canal again here to load barges on the river
concrete barges on the Severn at Purton, probably wartime when steel was in short supply
concrete barges on the Severn at Purton, probably wartime when steel was in short supply
prow of a concrete barge
prow of a concrete barge
part of the steering gear
part of the steering gear
disused branch at Framilode, now the pub garden
disused branch at Framilode, now the pub garden