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  • Pool Hall
    Pool Hall
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  • Mel's catch.
    Mel's catch.
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  • Severn Valley Railway.
    Severn Valley Railway.
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    Severn Valley Country Park

    by Galahad Written Oct 19, 2003

    Officially opened in 1992. The site was for over 400 years for quarrying and the mining of coal. The 1st mine shafts were sunk at Highley in 1870 but switched to Alveley in 1936. the mine finally closed in 1969. Work started to reclaim the land in 1986.

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Alveley Warnings and Dangers

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    by Pauldelabar Written Oct 6, 2005

    The pools at Pool Hall are deep.
    There are signs stating No Swimming or Wading. They are there for everyones safety.

    Always be responsible when near deep water, especially with children.

    If anyone falls in, there are lifebelts possitioned around the various pools. Take note of where they are.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to make sure that they clear their own litter from where they fish. Numerous bins are strategically placed. Please use them and help keep the countryside clean and tidy.

    Don't fool around by the waters edge!
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    Widlife and fishing.

    by Pauldelabar Written Oct 6, 2005

    Near to the Pool Hall fishery, there is another at Shatterford which also encompasses a wildlife sanctury.

    Goats, Deer, Llamas can be seen here at the same time as doing a spot of fishing. Some of the wildlife will come right up to you - they will try and steal your bait if you don't watch them carefully!

    Bambi ! Feed me!
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    Bridge over troubled waters.

    by Pauldelabar Updated Oct 6, 2005

    The old colliery bridge that carried the aerial ropeway stasions has been put to good use in the Country park as a foot bridge to cross the River Severn to the Severn Valley Railway's Halt (small station), on the other side.

    The river is deep and can be treacherous, so do not attempt bathing anywhere along the length of the River Severn or at Pool Hall, even wading is dangerous and is forbidden..

    Anyone for bridge?

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    Gone fishin'

    by Pauldelabar Updated Oct 12, 2005

    John's 5lb Carp caught on Luncheon meat and float at Pool Hall on Sunday 07 Aug 05.

    Fish that are stocked in these pools and available to catch are :-
    (And we are told Catfish - but we've never seen one.)

    Equipment: Coarse fishing gear:-
    1]. Rod licence.
    2]. Fishing rod(s) only 1 to be used at any one time.
    3]. Reel(s).
    4]. Tackle - weights, hooks, floats etc.
    5]. Bait(s) - Maggots, bread, sweetcorn, luncheon meat etc.
    6]. Landing net.
    7]. Fishing box or chair to sit on / carry gear.
    8]. Camera - optional.

    5 lb Carp. 13 lb Carp. View of the (Heron) top pool. Kingfisher pool. 'Tales of the river bank'.
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    Where is Alveley?

    by Pauldelabar Updated Aug 12, 2005

    Favorite thing: The red road on the map is the Kidderminster to Bridgnorth road.
    The railway line just discernable on the extreme left is the Severn Valley Railway steam preservation line.

    Pool Hall is clearly indicated, as is the country park. Not shown, however, is the fact that there are at least five pools available to fish.

    Map of the locality.
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    • National/State Park

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