Past Images of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire England UK

Thanks to professional newsreels, home cine films, and video cameras, you can enjoy looking back at the people and events of Stourport-on-Severn over the past century.

Stourport In The 1920s

Stourport Carnival (1926)

At the Stourport Carnival in 1926, there was a range of costumes and characters on display.

The comedy King and Queen sat with two little girls nestled between them at the back of an open topped car.

Women dressed as nurses, belly dancers, and Pierrots, while the children arrived as clowns and Red Indians as they were then known.

The floats were horse drawn decorated vehicles.

(Credit: British Pathé on YouTube)

Stourport-on-Severn In The 1940s

Wilfred Pickles Crowns Stourport Carnival Queen (1947)

In 1947, Stourport-on-Severn’s Carnival Queen was Margaret MacCauley. So was crowned by the famous feature film actor Wilfred Pickles. 

This vintage cine film records the event.

(Credit: CineTube68 on YouTube)

Stourport In The 1950s

Stourport Yacht Club (1950s)

Taken from vintage cine film which probably dates to the early 1950s, we see the Stourport Yacht Club stopping off on the river Avon near Pershore, Worcestershire. 

Ken and Gwen Cook, Eric and Doris Corkhill, Vernon Harper and his wife appear on screen.  The man in the dinghy might be Jim Hunt.

(Credit: CineTube68 on YouTube)

River Severn at Stourport & River Avon (1950s)

This cine film footage was recorded in the late 1950s.

The images of Stourport-on-Severn includes some flooding. Then there’s a trip down the Avon. 

Some of the scenes take place at Stourport Motor Yacht and Bungalow Association.

(Credit: CineTube68 on YouTube)

Boating on the River (1950s)

Cine film from the late 1950s taken in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire.

(Credit: CineTube68 on YouTube)

Stourport In The 1960s

Stourport Carnival

This is vintage home movie footage of the Stourport Carnival, probably recorded in the 1960s.

(Credit: Jean Smith on YouTube)

Stourport Video (1960)

This home movie footage of Stourport on Severn was recorded about 1960.

(Credit: David Powell on YouTube)

Stourport In The 1980s

8 Wesley Avenue, Stourport (1983)

In April 1983, Paul’s Nan, Edith May Woodcock (nee Lucas) was filmed in her garden at 8 Wesley Avenue, Stourport.

Uploaded to YouTube on 30 Nov 2013 by Paul Donovan.

Stourport In The 1990s

Stourport Carnival (1991)

The Stourport Carnival participants and spectators enjoyed hot and sunny weather in 1991.

(Credit: Dale Harper on YouTube)

Stourport In The 21st Century

Flooding (2008) 

On 22nd January 2008, there was localised flooding as the river burst its banks.

(Credit: pixelsbid on YouTube)

Stourport-On-Severn Basins (2010)

It was a cold January day when this gentle walk around the Basins was filmed.

(Credit: RacerRoy1 on YouTube)

Haymaking (2010)

It was raining heavily in Birmingham. But 20 miles away at Stourport on Severn, Amanda and Jade enjoyed sunshine and good weather as they got on with the haymaking.

(Credit: casmarbon on YouTube)

Chicken Run (2011)

Formally known as Ryan’s Ride, the 2011 charity Chicken Run covered 60 miles. It finished at the Old Beams in Stourport, where a crowd waited to greet the riders.

(Credit: profoundlymade on YouTube)

A Guide to Stourport-on-Severn

Stourport-on-Severn is a town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of North Worcestershire. Often referred to as Stourport, the town is home to just over 20,000 people.

(Credit: MrStourport on YouTube)

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Thanks to steve oprey from Pixabay for the photo at the top of this page.