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RIVER SEVERN SWEEPS ROUND TO FLOW BY THE ANCIENT CITY OF GLOUCESTER

RIVER SEVERN SWEEPS ROUND TO FLOW BY THE ANCIENT CITY OF GLOUCESTER

Gloucester city is the lowest point on the Severn where the river is bridged. This is one of the rivers - the Trent is another-up which a bore or tidal wave ascends. On the Severn it has been known to attain a height of nine feet, and it runs up as far as Gloucester. Here we see the cathedral tower dominating the city, and the long, dark line of the Cotswold Hills beyond. The Severn is a famous salmon river, and the estuary is extensively netted. There is also a tremendous run of elvers or young eels up the stream in the spring. These small and almost transparent creatures arrive in myriads, and at one time there was an elver farm below Gloucester run by Germans for stocking German rivers.

Other pictures from Rivers of Romance and Commerce


THE WYE BRIDGE OF HEREFORD AND THE OLD CATHEDRAL

LOOKING DOWNSTREAM THROUGH THE GORGE CUT BY THE AVON ON ITS WAY FROM BRISTOL TO THE SEA

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