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The Archive Files

Over the last twenty years, the Severn Bore, and the surfers that ride it, have been a constant source of fascination and attention for the local media. So, in conjunction with the Surfing History pages, below we have compiled a collection of still images from news reels broadcast through the 1980's and 90's, along with some articles from local papers ranging back to the first surfin attempt by Colonel Churchill in 1955.

The images help demonstrate the variability in the performance of the bore, and herald back to times when crowds flocked the river with all kinds of unusual surfing apparatus (check the inflatable elephant!). Evenso, there were still the small group of regular faces that appeared in most news stories, headlined by Dave Lawson and Steve King.

Are you one of the faces in these photos??? If so please contact us, so we can update our records with any fascinating recollections you might have from your bore surfing days.....

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Steve carvin to tha camera, with Dave tucked against the bank A regular face in the early 90's, looking for his name!!
A bit of a crowd on this mid 90's wave, but good to see the canoeists are hemmed in!! An unknown surfer shows it is not just the Mascaret riders that get quality secondary waves. Dave Lawson alone on a fast moving wall.
Steve carving again for the camera Mystery man in surf sequence, looking for his name!!
Mystery man in surf sequence, looking for his name!! Same crowd, different angle. Another quality wave below Over Bridge!? Courtesy Midlands Today
All stills courtesy Central News South, unless otherwise stated
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