A forgotten industrial backwater

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Once a forgotten backwater it now  looks to be on the up due to investment into its historical past. Lydney Harbour played an important part in making the Severn Estuary a gateway from the South West. Lock gates lead from the tidal waters of Severn Estuary to a 1 mile canal which runs inland to Lydney opened in 1813 to transport iron and coal from the Forest of Dean.

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