Campaign to give barges legal protection

A campaigner says that more than eighty old barges should be given legal protection. The hulks were stranded on the shore of the river severn at Purton in Gloucestershire more than a century ago so that silt would collect around them and strengthen the banks, protecting the nearby canal.

Now, though, they are slowly rotting away, but are also being targetted by vandals. Ken Goodwin reports.

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