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Reflections on the surface: Illuminating the powerful history of the river Severn


The River Severn has always been at the centre of the region.

Newly discovered sources have opened exciting insights into the role played by the river in the industrial history of the region around Ironbridge Gorge and the trade along its banks. These sources also illuminate the lives of the watermen.

In this free-to-read and download special review, Barrie Trinder explores the broader and deeper knowledge of the Severn which is emerging.

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