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95x Bridge over the River Windrush by Paintings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

95x Bridge over the River Windrush by Paintings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

Bridge over the River Windrush

Watercolour - Signed and dated

Image Size: 3ins x 2.25ins

The smallest painting in the exhibition yet one of the most deatiled which shows Norman's attention to detail

The River Windrush winds through the "Rushes" in the Cotswolds forming part of the River Thames catchment

The Windrush starts in the Cotswolds Hills in Gloucestershire northeast of Taddington, which is north Cutsdean. It flows for about 40 miles (64 km) through Bourton-on-the-Water, by the village of Windrush, Gloucestershire, into Oxfordshire  and meets the Thames at Newbridge

The river is host to fish, including trout, grayling, perch, chub, roach and dace. It held good populations of native crayfish until at least the 1980s. River waters were used in cloth and woollen blanket making in Witney from the mid 17th century. In 2007, the Windrush was one of many rivers in the area to flood. Towns and villages along the entire length of the river were affected, but particular problems were caused in Witney, which was cut in half by the closure of the only bridge across the river

This work is in a private collection

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