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This is a record of family and places from my family tree. Researching my family tree is an ongoing project with lots of brick walls to knock down.

Names included in my family tree are: Allsop(p), Boyes, Crooks, Dobson, Richmond, Wood.

I hope that maybe someone out there is researching the same tree as myself and that we can be of help to each other - so if you recognise anyone/anything please get in touch it would be great to hear from you.

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Click on the photo to go to the St. Hilda Ellerburn website to see the memorial to some of the Dobson family and other photos

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Friday, 1 January 2010

Some views of Bewdley and Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, England from 2008

If you recall, 2008 was a very wet year. Here are some photos of my local area when the Severn burst its banks.

When we have a lot of rain the Severn often bursts its banks and the river comes right over the crazy golf and putting green onto the play area as you can see.

The Severn is up over the car park at this side of the river.

This is the bridge at Bewdley with the River Severn flowing extremely fast.  After flowing through Bewdley the river passes through Stourport.

This is the view from the other side of the bridge at Bewdley.  The houses on this photo used to be flooded every time the Severn rose above the banks until the brilliant idea of the flood barrier was introduced.  The flood barrier can be seen to the left of the black railings.  When there is a warning of flooding they erect the uprights then the metal girders are slotted into place, depending on how high they expect the river to be determines how many of these need to be slotted in.  They are each about 6" deep, on the photo about 5 have been slotted in but more can be added as the river rises.  This barrier is a godsend to the people living in the houses by the river because in the past they had to move their furniture upstairs to avoid damage and because of the flooding it was extremely difficult for them to acquire house insurance.


Oscar said...

Beatifull photo!!!!!, do you know Argentina??
Oscar Doyle

jordiegirl said...

Thanks for your comment Oscar.

I don't know Argentina, except for the fact that Buenos Aries is there - sorry. I have never visited your country.

I couldn't work out how to leave a comment on your post at your blog so I hope you pop back here and read this comment I have left for you.