Llanthony Secunda Priory Gloucester
Thursday 9th September 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Navigation Pioneers and The Severn Shad
A Gloucester History Festival event.
The Severn, the UK’s longest river, has always been hugely significant to Gloucester. Traded goods coming up the river into the city provided prosperity, and fish migrating up the Severn were a valuable food source. But since the industrial revolution, human barriers built to aid navigation and trade have impacted on wildlife, including a now rare fish- the twaite shad.
Join Unlocking the Severn for a talk and screening of exciting project footage as we explore the history of our relationship with the river. From the construction of weirs over 170 years ago, to the present day- where our exciting conservation and river engagement project is safeguarding the future of this magnificent river, for people and wildlife.
This is a FREE event, click book now to book your tickets!