Memories of …… A Very Hot Day.

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The Mill Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

I remember well…it was a very, very hot day, a scorching sun, the sort of sun that even with sunglasses on, you still screwed up your eyes.  So, this location was a great attraction.  Here at the Mill complex, which stands above the Weir, on the river named the Mill Avon, the sound of that falling water had a psychological cooling effect.

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Even on the relatively still waters above the weir, in the shadow of the Mill, the Mill pond  created a feeling of tranquillity and cool.

I have often been asked, “Is the Mill Avon the River Avon”.    Well it is and it isn’t.  Just north of Tewkesbury the River Avon flows south towards its merger with the River Severn. But just above the Town, this diversion was created to take waters to power several Mills on the edge of the Town…..  so the name Mill Avon was created.

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Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Summer…by the tranquil Avon

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The River Mill Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

It was one of those incredibly hot summers days, when if we were being sensible, we would be looking for the shade.  The tranquil waters  of the Mill Avon* did bring that touch of freshness to the afternoon.  Whilst perhaps it is too hot to have been out and about, the benefit is that you do tend to have these places pretty much to yourselves.

* Mill Avon is the name of this ‘river’.  Just up stream ,the River Avon joins the River Severn. Just before that junction the River Avon has this cut, through which it passes, created to power Water Powered Mills.  Having completed its task, it then moves on to join the River Severn.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

2nd  July

(C) David Oakes 2020