Worcestershire

616-0

A View of Droitwich, from Dodder hill

DROITWICH, IS a place of great antiquity, probably it was known to the Romans, but certainly in… read more »

read more »
617-0

A View of Evesham, from Bengworth Lays

EVESHAM; Or, EOVESHAM; So called from Eoves, a Swine Herd of St. Egwin. THIS town may date its… read more »

read more »
619-0

A View of Pershore, from Pensham hill

PERSHORE So called, as some imagine, from the Shores of the Avon, and the Pear Trees which… read more »

read more »
620-0

A View of Shipston Upon Stower

SHIPSTON FROM its situation near the river called SHIPSTON-UPON-STOUR, is a market-town, though only a chapel or… read more »

read more »
621-0

A View of Stourbridge

STOURBRIDGE HAS its name from the bridge built over the river Stour: It is not a town… read more »

read more »
220-0

Bark Peeling

Image: Man slitting bark in the Wyre Forest (1980s) [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 4. Bark Peeling (1) Men… read more »

read more »
222-0

Bark Peeling

After slitting the bark on the tree trunk, the peeler uses the large iron to remove the… read more »

read more »
614-0

Bewdley

IS not a parish of itself, but a chapelry in the parish of Ribbesford, from whose church… read more »

read more »
539-0

Bewdley

Image: Bewdley, Worcestershire, from below the Bridge. Bewdley was the most important port for the West Midlands… read more »

read more »
4947-0

Canal Maps

Image: ‘PLAN of the intended NAVIGABLE CANAL from the TOWN of BIRMINGHAM into the RIVER SEVERN near the… read more »

read more »
4948-0

Cartouches

Image: Cartouche from 1772 map of Worcestershire. Fruit is important to the agriculture of Worcestershire, and fruit of… read more »

read more »
236-0

Charcoal and its Uses

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The photograph shows a completed clamp ready for firing in the… read more »

read more »
248-0

Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The charcoal burner is building a clamp during the early stages… read more »

read more »
243-0

Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. A man is raking out a clamp with a “rauble” or… read more »

read more »
242-0

Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two men are filing sacks with charcoal from an oak spade… read more »

read more »
247-0

Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 7. Charcoal Burning Tools (1)  A man… read more »

read more »
238-0

Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 8. Charcoal Burning Tools (2) Item located… read more »

read more »
237-0

Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 9. Charcoal Burning Tools (3) Items located… read more »

read more »
239-0

Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 10. Charcoal Burning Tools (4) Item located… read more »

read more »
244-0

Charcoal burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Three men are cutting up timber to fill retorts. A horse… read more »

read more »
245-0

Charcoal Burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. One man is filling a retort and taking wood from two… read more »

read more »
Iron-Bridge

Charting the Severn Riverscape

Image:  Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District On… read more »

read more »
Views of the Severn

Conclusion

Image Welch Bridge Shrewsbury. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 The picture of the navigation that… read more »

read more »
image 3 BT large boat

Important Sources

Image:  Large barge by Loadroft Wharf, Ironbridge, late c19 A surprising discovery came with the realisation that… read more »

read more »
image 2 BT

Investigating the Severn

Image: Cast-iron memorial to trowman Eustace Beard at Benthall This is in part a personal story, but it… read more »

read more »
618-0

Kidderminster

KIDDERMINSTER IS a large trading town, having a very considerable manufacture of stuffs and some cotton. It… read more »

read more »
2894-0

Needle Making

Image: Milward’s Needle and Fish-Hook Manufactory, Redditch Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern… read more »

read more »
4630-0

Needle-Making Illustrated and Explained: A Guide through Washford Mills, Redditch

Front cover of Needle-Making Illustrated and Explained: A Guide through Washford Mills, Redditch Title page of Needle-Making… read more »

read more »
612-0 read more »
Image 1 iStock_6364273

Reflections on the Surface: reviewing the River Severn’s history

Image: Ironbridge in Telford Historians of the West Midlands have always recognised the importance of the River… read more »

read more »
Iron Bridge

River Traffic

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District In… read more »

read more »
3995-0

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck’s Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in the Midlands 1726-1739

Image: South East View of Goodrich Castle in the County of Hereford Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of… read more »

read more »
image 7 BT Wribbenhall

Shop goods and transit cargoes

Image:  Beale’s Corner, Wribbenhall Between 1660 and 1730 port books portray the upstream trade in shop goods:… read more »

read more »
542-0

Stourport

Image: Stourport, Worcestershire, from above the Bridge. Stourport was a creation of the Industrial Revolution. The opening… read more »

read more »
543-0

Stourport Bridge

Image: Stourport, Worcestershire from below the Bridge.   “The bridge of Stourport, seen in the two accompanying… read more »

read more »
622-0

Tenbury

TENBURY LIES upon the borders of Worcestershire, towards the north-west, and joins the parish of Burford in… read more »

read more »
Iron-Bridge

The Coal Trade

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District Coal was… read more »

read more »
618-0

The Origins of Carpet Making in Kidderminster

Image: Kidderminster (c. 1777) Thomas Sanders, Perspective Views of Market Towns within the County of Worcester (c. 1777).… read more »

read more »
Image 6 RP 2257

The Severn Trade

Image:  Stourport locks (1770) This might seem a rich array of sources yet none covers the whole… read more »

read more »
540-0

The Wyre Forest

Image: Near Bewdley, Worcestershire from Blackstone Park. The natural attractions of this part of the Severn brought… read more »

read more »
Views of the Severn

Understanding the Vessels

Image Stourport from below bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Bringing together the many sources… read more »

read more »
Views of the Severn

Understanding the watermen

Image :  Gloucester Bridge and West Gate. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 An increasing awareness… read more »

read more »
623-0

Upton

UPTON, IS a small but neat market town, supposed by Dr. Stukeley to have been known to… read more »

read more »
Views of the Severn

Varieties of Severn History

Image Bewdley from below the bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Analysing the Severn Navigation… read more »

read more »
613-0

William I to William III: Farmers, Craftsmen and Traders

Image: A View of Bromsgrove from Hill Top. Thomas Sanders, Perspective Views of the Market Towns within the… read more »

read more »
545-0

Worcester

Image: Worcester. The county town of Worcestershire and a regional religious, cultural and economic centre.   “In… read more »

read more »
546-0

Worcester to Upton-on-Severn

Image: Junction of the Teme with the Severn. Powick Church From Clerkenleap below Worcester.   “On leaving… read more »

read more »
215-0

Work and Labour

Image: Bark peeling in Ribbesford Wood, Wyre Forest (early 20th century) [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 2. Work and… read more »

read more »
219-0

Work and Labour

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two charcoal burners in front of their hut, with some of… read more »

read more »