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Studies Index

Special studies of topics connected with Gloucester Docks and the Sharpness Canal - with more to come.

Aggregate Cargo to the concrete plant at Two Mile Bend 2006

Bank Holiday Weekend 2009 - the start of a new chapter in the story of the docks

Battle of Whitminster Weir over the supply of water from the River Frome

Crane Base by Victoria Dock - an underground brick structure revealed by contractors

Dock Policeman Missing - a mysterious disappearance

First Canal Festival at Hempsted 1974

Four Tall Ships at Gloucester in July 2009

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2007

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2011

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2013

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2015

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2017

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2019

Gloucester & Cheltenham Tramroad - historical outline and what remains today

Gloucester & Cheltenham Tramroad Replica Wagons - in front of the Albion Cottages

Great Gloucestershire Raft Regatta 2006 - at Saul Junction

High Orchard - a cradle for Gloucester's Victorian industries

History of the Canal - a summary

History of Gloucester Docks - a summary

How Gloucester Benefited from Slavery - through the construction of Bakers Quay

Launching a Wye Trow - a modern replica for a Royal Pageant

Lock 200 - celebrating the bicentenary of Gloucester Lock

Memories of the Canal in the 1940s - Ron Abbotts, Chris George, Rex Potter, Ken Hughes and Ken McTigue

Mileposts and the replacement of missing ones

Parkend Memories - Bob Woodman's memories of his early years living in Parkend Bridge House

Pirates Weekend at Gloucester 2008

Port of Gloucester - a brief history

Railway Lines Beside Victoria Dock - revealed by contractors

Royal Visit 2009 - H M the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Gloucester Docks

Saul Canal Festival 2004

Saul Canal Festival 2005

Saul Canal Festival 2006

Saul 2007 when the Canal Festival had to be cancelled

Saul Canal Festival 2008

Still Ditch Culvert rediscovered in 2008

Thomas Telford's Contribution to the building of the canal

Two River Floods at Gloucester - 1947 and 2007

Water Pumping at Gloucester - to maintain the canal water level

Willow Trust - freedom for the disabled on the water

Workboat Sale by on-line auction ending 27 Apr 2006

World's Fair Wheel - 1 May to 16 Aug 2009

Wreck of SS Argentina off Sharpness entrance

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