Article on page 10 of Dickon Independent issue 85

Bewdley Connection - More

It may have been at Bewdley (that the man rowed Edward IV across the Severn - see Dickon Independent issue 84 page 18) because in his day there was no bridge. Richard gave 20 shillings towards the bridge in 1483 according to Leland. They used to cross the river at a ford which is at the bottom of what is now Lax Lane. Maybe if the river was in flood people would have to be rowed across. If Edward was going to or coming from Tickenhill he would have to get across the river.

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