photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Philip Game | profile | all galleries >> Britain (15 galleries) >> On the banks of the Severn tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

On the banks of the Severn | Severn Valley Railway | Black Country Canals | Wales | RAF Museum, Cosford | London's East End | Hay-on-Wye | Cotswold Gold | England's North | Glasgow's Wee Secret | Edinburgh's New Town | Scotland's Highlands and Islands | Best of Scotland | Best of London | London - Hampstead

On the banks of the Severn

On an extended visit to the Black Country of the English Midlands, we find that much of the region's history is bound up with the River Severn, an artery of trade since medieval times, and the canals which feed into it. The Severn flows more or less south from Wales down through the English heartlands to its mouth at Bristol, passing by such ancient river ports as Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Worcester. In the 18th century the Severn Gorge at Ironbridge became the hub of an industrial revolution; canals were built to augment England's natural waterways and port towns like Stourport-on-Severn came into being at this time. Images of the Severn Valley Railway, between Bridgnorth and Bewdley.
The 16th-century town hall at Shrewsbury
The 16th-century town hall at Shrewsbury
The Severn at Shrewsbury
The Severn at Shrewsbury
Laura's Tower, a Victorian Folly, at Shrewsbury
Laura's Tower, a Victorian Folly, at Shrewsbury
Streets of Shrewsbury, with the spire of St Mary's
Streets of Shrewsbury, with the spire of St Mary's
Spanning the Severn at Shrewsbury
Spanning the Severn at Shrewsbury
Serving up roast hog at Shrewsbury
Serving up roast hog at Shrewsbury
Leadlight window at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury
Leadlight window at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury
Charles Darwin's statue outside his old school at Shrewsbury
Charles Darwin's statue outside his old school at Shrewsbury
Fishmonger's stall at the Shrewsbury markets
Fishmonger's stall at the Shrewsbury markets
The Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge
The Spry, last of the Severn River 'trows' or working boats
The Spry, last of the Severn River 'trows' or working boats
Remains of a foundry at Blists Hill, Ironbridge
Remains of a foundry at Blists Hill, Ironbridge
Old-world pharmacy at Blists Hill Victorian Village, Ironbridge
Old-world pharmacy at Blists Hill Victorian Village, Ironbridge
Ceramics kiln and works at Coalport on the Severn
Ceramics kiln and works at Coalport on the Severn
Rosehill House, home of the Darby family 'ironmasters'
Rosehill House, home of the Darby family 'ironmasters'
Dining room in Rosehill House
Dining room in Rosehill House
Iron clocktower at Coalbrookdale
Iron clocktower at Coalbrookdale
Foundry pond and railway viaduct at Coalbrookdale
Foundry pond and railway viaduct at Coalbrookdale
Morning at Bridgnorth, with the spire of St Mary Magdelene
Morning at Bridgnorth, with the spire of St Mary Magdelene
Old-world pubs at Low Town, Bridgnorth
Old-world pubs at Low Town, Bridgnorth
High Street, High Town, Bridgnorth
High Street, High Town, Bridgnorth
The old town hall at High Town, Bridgnorth
The old town hall at High Town, Bridgnorth
Vintage tools for sale at the Friday market, Bridgnorth
Vintage tools for sale at the Friday market, Bridgnorth
Vintage tools for sale at the Friday market, Bridgnorth
Vintage tools for sale at the Friday market, Bridgnorth
Old town hall at Bridgnorth
Old town hall at Bridgnorth
Shop window at Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Shop window at Bridgnorth, Shropshire
St Leonard's Church at Bridgnorth
St Leonard's Church at Bridgnorth
Bishop Percy's house at Bridgnorth
Bishop Percy's house at Bridgnorth
All in a row at Bewdley
All in a row at Bewdley
Telford's bridge across the Severn at Bewdley
Telford's bridge across the Severn at Bewdley
Storm clouds over the Severn at Bewdley
Storm clouds over the Severn at Bewdley
Fly fisherman at Bewdley
Fly fisherman at Bewdley
Canal boat basin at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boat basin at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn
Tudor houses at Ombersley, north of Worcester
Tudor houses at Ombersley, north of Worcester
Churchyard at Ombersley
Churchyard at Ombersley
St George's Church at Ombersley
St George's Church at Ombersley
Narrow boats on the Severn at Worcester
Narrow boats on the Severn at Worcester
Charles I at the Guildhall, Worcester
Charles I at the Guildhall, Worcester
The Guildhall at Worcester
The Guildhall at Worcester
Hop Market buildings at Worcester
Hop Market buildings at Worcester
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
On the Severn at Tewkesbury
On the Severn at Tewkesbury
Streets of Tewkesbury
Streets of Tewkesbury