17 July—31 August 2018

Tales of the Vales: Stories from A Forgotten Landscape

Big skies: a sense of light and vast open space with two colossal bridges spanning the silt-laden, extraordinary River Severn.

This immense floodplain has been shaped over millennia, first by the Severn’s extraordinary tides and then by human activity.

Adapting to its geology and rich natural resources, generations have lived their lives in this ever-changing landscape.

Their stories, from the Iron Age to the Nuclear Age, have been explored, collected and brought together by A Forgotten Landscape’s Tales of the Vale volunteers.

Working for over two years, the volunteers have researched archives and collected oral histories from across the area; this exhibition and its accompanying publication beautifully showcases the breadth of their work.