Stourport-on-Severn from the air
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aerial photograph of the Stourport Basins Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire England UK showing the Upper Basin and the Clock Basin on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The Canal was created by engineer James Brindley and opened in 1772. It was proposed to close the canal in 1949 but it was saved by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society and is now one of Worcestershire 's top tourist attractions.