Bewdley is one of the most, if not the most, charming small towns within easy reach of Birmingham (22 miles towards and and just past Kidderminster), especially when viewed in Paranormal Panoramic Perspective to create or recall true memories of your mind’s eye on visiting.
It is small and concise set in a quite lovely rural surrounding.
What’s more it is situated largely on the western bank of the River Severn, broad and powerful at this point, with verdant trees in abundance.
Perhaps it is now famous for some for the Severn Valley Railway which runs on the opposite bank of the river from the main town – from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. But do stop here for a treat!
Most of Bewdley’s amenities are situated along Load Street, at the top of which lies St Anne’s Church, built between 1745 and 1748 which gives a sense of how old the buildings are along the banks of the river, all carefully preserved of their ancient character history.
On a sunny day the town comes alive with visitors lazing about the excellent riverside perches and nearby snack and food shops including the famous Merchants Fish Bar nearly on the Bridge.
But. of course, there are other wonderful hostelries nearby if F&Cs are not your forte view here.
There is much to explore on wandering about so be sure to find the hidden gems – gardens, museum and character shops. There is hardly anywhere in the vicinity of the river which you should miss visiting and enjoying the simple, natural and historical relief from city centre Birmingham.
Just spend some time after your lunch wandering about around the hidden gems off Load Street and taking photos.
Below is a gallery of my photos taken with my Paranormal Panoramic Perspective technique in mind.
To view the photos:
1. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.
2. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery
Please note: all photos are copyright.
The photos start at Load Street, then show views along Severnside South before switching to Severnside North.
Article and photography by Geoff Caine