Bristol Ferry’s Independence arrived today at Underfall Yard for essential maintenance.

She was built in 1927 to work the shallow waters of the River Severn and Wye.  For a time Independence worked on the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, built by the famous canal and harbour engineer William Jessop who was the main designer of Bristol Floating Harbour.  She also spent some time working in the Wye Valley between Chepstow and Brock Weir and was bought by The Bristol Ferry Boat Company in 1980 (information reproduced here with kind permission of Bristol Ferry).

You can catch a ferry to and from Underfall Yard using either the Nova Scotia stop, which drops you by the Visitor Centre, or the Cottage Inn stop, which drops you by the Harbour Master’s Office entrance.

Find out more about Independence and Bristol Ferry Company.

Find out more about visiting Underfall Yard.