January 2001 was a very wet month in the Ver Valley and the River Ver experienced the sort of flows that don’t come around very often. The conditions inspired Ver Valley Society members Podge Fox and Dennis Ridgeway to make this well-presented film for posterity. They explain the challenges facing the Ver and a little of the history of the landscape as they move downstream from the source in Kensworth Lynch to Redbournbury Mill. The film was shot shortly after the river was at its most wild but you’ll see, by the standards of many rivers, the over-abstracted Ver is fairly tame, even when in flood.
Many thanks to Dennis who recently shared his copy of the film with the Society once again.