Beachley-Aust Ferry, record

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Beachley-Aust Ferry, record.
Beachley-Aust Ferry, record (programme)
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Biographical/Historical note

A ferry-crossing between Aust and Beachley in the county of Gloucestershire was in use as early as Roman times. Following the introduction of a ferry between Redwick and Sudbrook it became known as the "Old Passage," to distinguish it from the newer crossing, the "New Passage."

In the twentieth century, the ferry carried road-traffic, with the exception of heavy-goods vehicles, and was in use until the construction of the Severn Bridge in 1966.

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Scope and Contents note

Timetable for Beachley-Aust Ferry, 1965-1966.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access.


Normal copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The following related material is held at Gwent Archives:

Letter from O. Wyatt to James Evans re Old Passage Ferry Association, 1842, Reference D25/391; Draft Lease, Old Passage Ferry Association, n.d, Reference D25/1156; Case for Petitioners re Old Passage Ferry Bill, n.d; Reference D25/1566; Correspondence re advantages of the Old Passage Ferry versus the New Passage Ferry, 1825 & 1827; Minutes of a meeting of the Old Passage Ferry Association, 1825, Reference D34/11; Records of Old Passage Ferry, 1506-1757; Evidence to Select Committee, House of Commons: "The Improved Old Passage Ferry from Aust to Beachley near Chepstow; the most eligible point for the Milford Mail to cross the Severn; c. 1828; Reference Misc Mss 1712; Photograph of Beachley Ferry (Severn King), c. 1930s-1940s; Pictorial Collection (Chepstow: 29).

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy of the catalogue is held at Gwent Archives.

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