Reflections of Tewksbury Weir

Mill Avon is a significant mill race that fed two large mills in Tewksbury. Flowing south it joins the Severn at Lower Load. Load being a crossing point on the river where you can still take the ferry to the Lower Load Hotel.

The Control Tower at Tewksbury Weir

To the north you have the Old Avon and confluence with the Severn, so the two sections of the Avon and Severn enclose a floodplain called Severn Ham. Ham is a Saxon word for a meadow or water meadow in the bend of a river or a floodplain. The Pointer loves Severn Ham, miles of space to race around in.

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Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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