Exploring the River Severn by John Powell

Saturday July 9th 2011 – A talk at Yorkley Village Hall: 7.30 pm

Exploring the River Severn by John Powell, Secretary of the Severn Estuary Fishermen’s Association

John discussed key aspects of the river including the construction of the Old Severn Railway Bridge that did so much to link the communities either side of the River, the history of lave net fishing and the resistance by Yorkley and Viney Hill fishermen to regulation. He showed slides, films and old recordings of life and fishing on the river.

Donations were shared equally between F.W. Harvey Society and Yorkley Village Hall.

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