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River Salwarpe

The mighty river Salwarpe winds its way through Droitwich. 

River Salwarpe

The mighty river Salwarpe winds its way through Droitwich. 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2015, 00:41
A veritable raging torrent, Bill!
Bill Phillips: It was in 2007 and we had floods
What a lovely and peaceful perspective Bill!
Bill Phillips: The river and canal run alongside through this park Richard
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2015, 06:33
Heroic sagas have been written of man's attempts to tame it..
Bill Phillips: In 2007 it became a raging torrent....and we had floods!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2015, 06:39
Oh, Bill, this image could make my day - what a wonderful, magic blue!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Philine. It was a lovely day when I took this
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 20 Jan 2015, 08:14
Unusual name - do you know what it means, Bill?
Bill Phillips: I don't. The name was at one time Salop I believe and there is a village on the edge of town called Salwarpe. The river runs from the Lickey Hills near Bromsgrove through Droitwich and then enters the Severn. It is about 14 miles long.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 Jan 2015, 08:30
What can I say Bill, you know I like to rubbish your pictures, but this one I simply like. It is a joy. You could at least have put one of your rubbish frames around it.
Bill Phillips: There are a number of people who like to rubbish my pictures. You are very brave to admit you like one
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 20 Jan 2015, 08:39
Goodness, this is rather good in all aspects, Billiam
Bill Phillips: I quite agree comrade
Really nice atmospheric shot. Lovely blues.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mary. I hope they never change the colour of those shutters
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2015, 09:16
Lovely light on the water, this is definitely destined for top class chocolate marketing. Actually may be even stronger without the end cottage on the right, but it would be a shame to lose the tv aerials.
Bill Phillips: They could be cloned out, mind you I had to try and lose the solar panels on the roof!!
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2015, 09:42
Seen this for real Bill.
Bill Phillips: You have been to Droitwich? If you come again let me know!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2015, 12:23
I'm surprised to see the realtively low level of the river with all the rain that Driotwich gets. The lighting is winderful.
Bill Phillips: It is often a lot lower than this Alan. We have frequent droughts
lovely blue & white shot, how effective
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush, pleased you like it
The magnificent blue colour of the river is almost a perfect match to the shutters, Bill. A lovely capture.
Bill Phillips: It does match well doesn't it? I hope they never change the colour scheme of those cottages
A very pleasant spot down by the river there Bill.
Bill Phillips: Right in the middle of town Janet
I rather like that low light on the side of the cottages although a quick Clone brush on the aerials might have been advisable.
Bill Phillips: Well at least you can't see the solar panels Brian !!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2015, 17:16
It looks very serene
Bill Phillips: It does Anne
The Salwarpe - what on earth is that derived from? Of course, the Internet provides the answer:
"Salwarp, 5^ m. NW. of Worcester, lies on the river of
that name, and is mentioned in numerous A. S. charters as
Sealeweorpe, Salwarp, Salowarpe, Salewarp, and Salewearpe.
The river passes by Droitwich, 'where,' Nash says, 'it
receives the overflowings of the salt springs,' formerly
very great. The manor probably takes its name from
the ' river. If the prefix Seale or Sal could be said to
represent A. S. seal/, Salwarpe might be read as ' the river
which throws up salt' (A. S. weorp t weorpan, means to "
Bill Phillips: Well done Tom. I did several searches and couldn't find anything like this. I guessed the Sal part was to do with salt as the town's motto is Sal sapit omnia. Salt falvours or seasons all
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2015, 21:43
I think that Salwarpe contains the words sal- /salt and (to') warp- and Droitwich is a salt town!

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