New interpretation posts placed in the Forgotten Landscape

March 26 2018

A SERIES of interpretation posts have started to appear at locations along the lower Severn Vale levels.

A SERIES of interpretation posts have started to appear at locations along the lower Severn Vale levels.

Places such as Littleton-on-Severn and Whale Wharf have so far had posts erected by the team involved in the Forgotten Landscape heritage project.

The project was established to conserve and improve the area that takes in the foreshore and coastal floodplain of the River Severn and includes villages such as Oldbury-on-Severn, Shepperdine and Hill.

Work on the posts continued during the winter, which not only included the text and design of them but also consulting on locations with local communities and seeking the necessary permission needed before anything could go into the ground.

Installers then had to battle with sleet, hail and rain when the day arrived for the first posts to be installed.

A wide range of stories are told through the interpretation posts, ranging from the tragic tale of St Arilda to the history of the Windbound pub at Shepperdine.

Some of the locations for the posts will also feature toposcopes to give commanding views of the levels.