Diglis River lock on the river Severn near Diglis Wier

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Black and white photograph from 1892 of the tug 'Athlete' with the Droitwich salt barge 'Wye' on the River Severn at Diglis. 'Wye' has sideboards fixed and is therefore bound for Bristol. There is an empty lighter on the river which belongs to the Severn & Canal Carrying Company Limited and was used for carrying deals or grain. Several Severn & Canal Carrying Company Limited narrowboats are also visible on the river in the background. There is a man stood by the river on the left of the photograph. This is John Bradley who was the former Severn Commission Superintendent, his grandson also undertook this role...from the Canal and River Trust can be seen here

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Comments (5)

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 24, 2011

Nice picture like. I'm a big canal fan :-)

©junebug on August 28, 2011

Beautiful place and lovely picture, Peter! LIKE! Greetings, Anne

pedrocut on August 28, 2011

Hi Anne

This was a beautiful day in December 2004, lucky to get such weather. We suffered at the end of the walk as the weather became very damp and cold!

All the best Peter

canalboy on September 13, 2013

A very nice picture of the bottom gates of Diglis River lock with the weir stream to the left. The Staffs and Worcs canal actually joins the Riiver Severn at Stourport on Severn.

pedrocut on September 16, 2013

Thanks old boy, I have amended the title.

All the best Peter

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 23, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2004/12/09 13:21:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 18.34mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash