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Monmouthshire Photographic Memories

Monmouthshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Abergavenny, the River Usk c1955' appears in this book.

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Another general view, this time of the tranquil Usk as it wends its way down towards the Severn estuary south of Newport, Gwent. The Usk rises south-west of Trecastle in Powys.

An extract from Monmouthshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abergavenny, the River Usk c1955

My family and I often walked to the River Usk, going down Pentre Road and crossing the Brecon Road. We used to have picnics on the side nearest St. Mary's church in Llanwenarth, and look in the water for tiny fish and insects. I particularly liked the flowers I found in the meadows nearby and picked large bunches to take back to my grandparents' house. On the banks grew quantities of a flower I now know to be ...see more

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