Roses Theatre – Tales of the River Severn

The people of Tewkesbury had another chance to catch Tales of the River Severn at The Roses Theatre on 9th December, a unique, specially commissioned collection of archive footage showing the history and life along and around the river Severn.
Highlights included pram racing in Tewkesbury in 1957-58, Human Cannonball Mary Connors, the 1947 floods, an amphibious car during the 1960 floods, an Elver eating contest, Tewkesbury lock keeper retiring at the age of 80 in 1965, the Severn Valley Railway, 1958 footage of a man who lives in a tree and much much more.

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