Ships' Graveyard, Purton

photo of 'memorial'
This 'memorial' records the 'final journey' of the barges, schooners, concrete lighters and ketches that, between 1909 and 1965, were beached on the banks of the Severn and allowed to fill with silt, to protect the canal from the erosive power of the river. The various working boats now form one of the largest collections of historic waterway craft in Britain.


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