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Aust Ferry
 
 
Aust ferry arp.jpg
The English end of Aust Ferry, at Aust, in 1964. The view looks across the River Severn to Wales. The Severn Bridge is being constructed but has no roadway yet.
From 11 February 1931, a ferry service was operated by the Old Passage Severn Ferry Company Ltd between Beachley and Aust. Services, first carrying just foot passengers and bicycles, and later extended to cars, operated until 1966, when the Severn Bridge opened and there was no longer any need for the crossing.
Aust ferry 2007.jpg
Aust Ferry (Looking along the pier to the slipway)
Aust Ferry 1.jpg
Cars queue for one of the last Aust ferries to Beachley on the Welsh side of the River Severn as the new Severn Bridge which was soon to replace the ferries nears completion
Aust Ferry 2.jpg
Severn Crossing - cars waiting on the slipway for a ferry to dock
Aust Ferry 1949 OS.jpg
1949 OS map showing the Aust Ferry This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
If the copyright holder considers this is an infringement of their rights, please contact the site management team to discuss further steps.
Aust Ferry, Beachley Slipway 2009.JPG
The slipway on the Beachley side of the ferry crossing, with the Severn Bridge in the background.
A4018 Aust Ferry pre Warboys sign.jpg
pre-Warboys - Aust Ferry, the old sign with the word "ferry" painted over.
Almondsbury Aust Ferry pre Warboys sign.jpg
Pre Worboys sign near Almondsbury. This dates from before the Severn Bridge. Ferry has been painted over.

== Summary ==

Aust Ferry Terminal.jpg
Aust ferry.jpg
Aust Ferry screenshot
Aust-1953.jpg
The Aust Ferry in 1953. This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
If the copyright holder considers this is an infringement of their rights, please contact the site management team to discuss further steps.
Road junction, complete with old roadsign - Geograph - 1363239.jpg
Road junction, complete with old roadsign
Severn Ferry 'Terminal' - Coppermine - 23275.jpg
Severn Ferry 'Terminal' - The remains of the ferry buildings.
Slipway - Coppermine - 23274.jpg
Slipway - Looking down the slope to the river.
B4055 - Coppermine - 23276.jpg
B4055 - View down from the village to the slipway. The A403 bypassed this village and the B road became u/c, on a 1970 OS map
Usurper - Coppermine - 23272.jpg
Usurper - Looking across to the cause of the ferry's demise, on Sept 8 1966
Slipped away - Coppermine - 23273.jpg
Slipped away - Beyond the tall reeds, is the rest of the slipway to the ferry. Ghosts of Morris Minors and Ford Anglias haunt this spot.....probably.
Double usurper - Coppermine - 23271.jpg
Double usurper - On the other side, the 1996 bridge doesn't even notice the old ferry.
Terminal demise - Coppermine - 23270.jpg
Terminal demise - The old building gradually succumbs to nature. The cafe and ticket office have almost disappeared now.
Bob - Coppermine - 23268.jpg
Bob - Bob Dylan was famously photographed waiting for a ferry here in May 1966. His image lives on.
One at a time. - Coppermine - 23269.jpg
One at a time. - Turnstiles still guard the entrance.
Gents - Coppermine - 23266.jpg
Gents - The Gents haven't been cleaned for ages. Did Bob go here?
Seized up stiles - Coppermine - 23267.jpg
Seized up stiles - More turnstiles guard the Ladies
Landing for the former Severn Ferry - Geograph - 1694887.jpg
Landing for the former Severn Ferry
The 'original crossing' - Coppermine - 8165.JPG
The 'original crossing'

Beachey. Prior to 1966 this was the ONLY way to get across here - by ferry!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2006 by chglm

 

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