SO8540 : Flood markers, Upton upon Severn

taken 2 years ago, near to Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Flood markers, Upton upon Severn
Flood markers, Upton upon Severn
The joke is that Upton-upon-Severn was sometimes 'Upton in Severn', this hopefully shouldn't happen in the future now the town has flood defences. The plaques or markers indicate the depth some of the floods in the past. The one at the bottom is dated Nov 14th 1852, the middle one is dated May 15th 1886. The one top left records the 1947 flood, I have read that this has been lowered from its original position after being corrected. The July 2007 flood was recorded here for a while. The 2007 flood peaked at the bottom of the middle 1886 (on right) plaque at 6pm on 22 July. Below Tewkesbury, the 2007 flood was higher than 1947. It is very odd how all of the 2007 flood depth markers have been removed. This is also the case on the Red Lion Inn at Wainlodes, between Tewkesbury and Gloucester.
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Sunday, 9 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 June, 2019
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8519 4068 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.8576N 2:13.0468W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8521 4067
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