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Caption for Worcester, Bevere Lock And Weir 1891: Bevere Island is the second largest of all the natural islets in the River Severn and used to be a refuge for the citizens. It was here they came to escape Danish raiders in 1041, and here too they tried to flee the plague in 1637. As a result, the island was often referred to as The Camp. An iron footbridge connects Bevere Island to the east bank and a lock, built in 1844, to the west bank. The name comes from Beaver Island but the beavers died out over 1,000 years ago.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

I remember at the age of twelve 1957 swimming across the river from Hylton road over to the racecourse to watch the racing on a Saturday afternoon. Five of us used to swim out to the pleasure steamers as they went up to turn below the weir and come back . Passengers threw sweets to us and waved. Another (...Read full memory)

Do you remember the Gaumont Junior Club? For a few pennies on a Saturday morning, hundreds of local kids watched a cartoon, a newsreel, an information picture and a main feature...PLUS, there was community singing with John Bee on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. I remember that during the war, we all stood while (...Read full memory)

An Uncle of my fathers Tom Maylett was the park keeper and lived at Cripplegate House and we used to visit when we went to the park and the paddling pool which was where the road is now,he had greenhouses to do all the plants fir the bedding displays,the house always had a very musty smell to it

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, (...Read full memory)

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