Purton Revisited III

Purton Revisited III

With a little bit of imagination, you realise that this image was taken from within the grounded hulk as it stretches out before you. I believe the object dead centre is the tiller.

The ground has built up quite a bit since this barge was grounded, but that is exactly what the engineers were trying to achieve, in order to prevent the west bank of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal being breached. The river used to reach up to here regularly – now it’s a few hundred metres away.

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