Swimming The Severn - a Memory of Worcester.

My father Archie Jewkes born in 1916, told us he and his brothers and friends all learnt to swim in the Severn. He said they used to swim across it and back regularly. I don't know if it was from this point though. It seems incredible today that young children would even venture into such a strong flowing river, let alone learn to swim in it, especially without any adults supervising. a different world!


A memory shared by Jennifer Jewkes on Jan 8th, 2013.
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