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Here are two (essentially the same) written versions. The shooter was never caught.  It also seems that he didn't really intend to kill Tipping... he shot him 10 times in the leg, and shot Tipping's wife twice in the arm.  At least 12 shots fired in all?!

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/forgotten-story-first-severn-tunnel-19451570

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/incredible-story-first-severn-tunnel-4787664

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Well found...I didn’t know about this...

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Sir Furry, this is of special interest to me because long ago I worked with a woman, last name Severn! Now you show us it is the name of a river in Wales -- Wales has EVERYTHING! Wikipedia even has a map of its watershed, it's the biggest/longest/everythingest river around...special affection for one of its tributaries, the Vyrnwy...how Welsh can a river get? 

Another tributary over by Wolverhampton, close to one of my Quora friends, in the Black Country of England, so named after the Industrial Revolution got started there, and left its black ash...Wikipedia wants me to credit the author of this map, so here he is: By ChrisJB (talk) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4392685

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...and here is how the Severn River appears from Shrewkesbury Castle...credit to By The original uploader was Chrisbayley at English Wikipedia. - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2553534

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Of course it flows through England for most of it’s length...and Causes Worcester cricket club to get flooded most years...

I walk over that bridge to get to the cricket ground..just off to the right.

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SFA, it is a glorious bridge! Is there a date on one of its stones, do you know when it was constructed?

That Severn is a huge beautiful magnificent watershed!

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Talking of Tunnels


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