A few from Purton boat graveyard, Gloucestershire

Really interesting history to the place as well as being a great spot for some photos. Boats have been deliberately beached here over the past 90 years or so to shore up the river bank and stop the Gloucester Sharpness canal being eroded away and collapsing into the the River Severn. The exception to the deliberately grounded boats is the two tankers out in the Severn which was the result of the tragic Severn Railway Bridge accident in the 1960s.

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Great shots, love number 4, would look great on the wall :heart_eyes:

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Thanks, some times the simple ones are the best , which is also what my wife says about me :joy:

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Really excellent photos! Interesting info re shoring banks up with scrap boats. Seems to work by the look of things!

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Thanks, really interesting location and great photos!

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Great set of photos Rich :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Great pictures

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Thanks Darren

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Great pics!!

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Great pics, I used to live in Thornbury (just down the road, more or less) and have been to Purton more times than I can can count, spent hours playing on the concrete barges as a child. Really lovely photos - but what really interests me is the wrecked vessels in the river - from the shore they’re not so easy to see, so thank you for giving me a better view of them.

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Great photos and interesting history as well.

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You’re welcome, it was my pleasure. I’m pretty local, but not been to Purton many times before. Lots of good areas to visit around here. Will definitely be back again soon though!

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Brilliant photos. I never knew about this. I need to learn and read more. Got to say tho some of the most interesting photos I’ve seen. Well done.

Thanks Neil, it is a great place to visit if you get a chance :+1:

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Great pictures. It’s amazing what pictures your can get from a UAV. Lets hope regulation doesn’t kill the pleasure and public enlightenment of our stunning countryside.

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