Westbury on Severn - Gray/Grey, mid 1700s (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Friday, March 22, 2019, 02:57 (88 days ago) @ VGray

In truth that wasn't a particularly difficult journey even in those times, especially for those from towns like Minchinghampton which had long enjoyed links much further afield due to it's wool industry. Once down on the Severn they could easily reach Westbury, the river itself was a very busy route, or they could easily cross it by numerous ferrys. This forum often see similar examples of family migrations to find work, and some much farther when the railways took over from the canals and rivers.

This site gives a helpful background.
http://www.minchinhamptonlocalhistorygroup.org.uk/history/

atb J


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