Beachley - Aust Ferry and Severn Rail Tunnel Timetables and Correspondence

Scope and Content

Timetables of Beachley - Aust Ferry and trains ferrying cars through the Severn Tunnel with correspondence, 1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Beachley - Aust Ferry provided a crossing over the River Severn between South Wales and England from Beachley and Aust, Gloucestershire. From 1931 the ferry was run by Old Passage Severn Ferry Company Ltd. The ferry service was replaced by the Severn Bridge in 1966. The construction of the Severn Rail Tunnel began in 1873 and the tunnel was opened in 1886.

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Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS.; Stay in Wales Homepage, http://www.stayinwales.co.uk/, viewed 20 January 2006; Severn Tales, http://www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk/index.html, viewed 20 January 2006.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

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