Stourport on Severn: a postcard

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The Tontine, Stourport on Severn

Here I am at The Tontine, in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire.  The view from the doorstep shows the short route into town via the broad lock gate next to Clock Basin.  Stourport in a pleasant little Georgian town, though the traffic is a nuisance.  Apparently, it is the only town created as a result of canal building, being an important inland port for goods manufactured in the Black Country, where the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal reaches the River Severn.  The possible connection to Andrew’s Kindred is that Evans the Boat brought goods down from Wolverhampton to Stourport.

I will post something about the history of The Tontine, when I find the time.

Upper Basin

Lichfield Basin

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Lichfield Basin

Modern apartments.  There is at least one holiday let in there somewhere.

Through locks broad and narrow …

(with apologies to Trad)

And boats broad and narrow

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Lower Basin with Oliver’s coffee bar (right)


The more serious crew on the right are from Stourport Boat Club.  Steering problem on the left!

That just leaves the end of the day.

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Stourport sunset

This has been a taste of what Stourport has to offer.  There are many fine pubs and other places to eat and drink (especially real ales), plus the Georgian architecture and river scenery.  The town is well worth a visit, whether you rent a holiday home or hire a boat for a day, weekend or week.


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