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King or Parliament ?

King or Parliament ?
Made by topcat_angel
Cornet - but can you tell for which side - wearing a lobster helmet buff coat back and breast plate and red sash on grey horse outside a reconstructured farmhouse at Powick Bridge near Worcester - scene of the first significant engagement of the English Civil War involving up to 1000 Royalist and 1000 roundhead cavalry and dragoons on 23 September 1642 exactly one month before the first major battle - with no clear victory on either side - about 25 miles away at Edgehill on October 23 between King and Parliament The fighting at Powick Bridge which took place around 4pm and lasted about 15 minutes is described as follows from the British Civil Wars On 10 September, Sir John Byron left Oxford with a force of 150 dragoons and a large convoy of money and plate, donated by the University for the King's cause. Several days later, Byron's treasure convoy arrived at Worcester where he was joined by Prince Rupert with 1,000 horse. Meanwhile, the Earl of Essex marched from Northampton on 19 September, making for Worcester via Coventry and Warwick. Realising that Worcester was indefensible against Essex's army, Byron left with the convoy to join the King while Rupert's cavalry stayed behind to cover his withdrawal. At dawn on 23 September, Essex's advance guard of about 1,000 horse and dragoons commanded by Colonel Nathaniel Fiennes approached Worcester. Fiennes was accompanied by Colonel John Brown, a Scottish professional, who acted as his military advisor. Prince Rupert's troops were resting in fields a mile-and-a-half south of the city. As the Parliamentarians crossed the River Teme at Powick Bridge, Rupert's sentries opened fire on them. Alerted to the presence of the enemy, Rupert immediately led a cavalry charge before the surprised Parliamentarians could organise their deployment. Fiennes gallantly attempted to make a stand, but the Parliamentarians were driven back across the bridge in disarray, leaving about 150 dead. Although it was a relatively minor skirmish, Powick Bridge was the first significant action of the English Civil War and helped establish Rupert's reputation as an invincible cavalry commander. The following day, the Earl of Essex arrived at Worcester with his main force. The mayor of Worcester was placed under arrest and Parliamentarian soldiers looted Worcester Cathedral — but the action at Powick Bridge had secured the Oxford treasure convoy for the King. Paint Net used to clone over another horses head which was on the left hand side of the frame

camp follower

camp follower
Made by topcat_angel
Happy looking Linda catching me catching her as she is playing with the food bowls before the skirmish at Powick Bridge camp followers A term used to identify those civilians that followed in the wake of an army or served its needs while encamped or on campaign. From the start of organized warfare to the end of the 19th century and in some cases beyond, camp followers were a vital part of any army's support structure, responsible for cooking, laundry, nursing, and sexual services without which armies could not function in the field. Camp followers shared the military fortunes of the armies they accompanied. At the battle of Lützen in 1632, Wallenstein used camp followers as decoys and their arrival on the field at Bannockburn was decisive. Even with the baggage train to the rear, the lives of camp followers were at risk. At Naseby in 1645, the royalist train was assaulted and many camp followers were massacred by New Model Army troopers, who mistook the followers of the king's Welsh infantry for ‘mercenary’ Irish A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment: bawd, call girl, courtesan, harlot, prostitute, scarlet woman, streetwalker, strumpet, tart, whore. Slang hooker, moll. Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night One who follows but does not belong to a main body or group source for meaning of camp followers as defined on Answers.com

English civil war The Battle of Worcester 1651 Powick Old Bridge Powick Worcestershire England

English civil war The Battle of Worcester 1651 Powick Old Bridge Powick Worcestershire England
Made by Sir Garlichad
Such a tranquil setting belies the savagery of past bloodshed when Parliamentarians fought a murderous battle with the Royalists. This is the actual bridge where some of the fighting raged. It lies hidden and almost forgotten several hundred yards from the Victorian 'Powick New Bridge'. The Malvern hills can just be seen in the background. Taken from the Worcester bank, which was occupied by King Charles' Scots army. Location here; farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3519363224_f054e758cf_b.jpg The Battle of Worcester 1651 Major-General Richard Deane led an attack on Powick Bridge to the west in order to divert attention away from the second column, which was responsible for securing the bridges of boats across the Severn and Teme. Major-General Montgomery commanded the Scots stationed in the Powick meadows on the north bank of the Teme. He ordered Colonel Keith to hold Powick Bridge against Deane's attempt to force a crossing while Colonel Pitscottie's Highlanders opposed Fleetwood's force. www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/military/1651-worcester.htm

In memory of the Scots

In memory of the Scots
Made by AJK Photography
800 MacLeods were killed at Worcester supporting the Stuart Cause, and in memory of them and of the rest of the 3000 Scots who died, a dedication ceremony was held at 11.00am on Sunday 2nd September 2001 at the old Powick Bridge Battle Site at Worcester. A two ton block of Scottish Granite, suitably inscribed, was unveiled by Tam Dalyell MP, whose ancestor, also called Tam fought at Worcester, and subsequently raised The Royal Scots Greys. More information about the memorial here. The clans at Worcester.

Hydro-Electric Power Station

Hydro-Electric Power Station
Made by flash of light
The present mill is an old Hydro-Electric Power Station, built to power street lighting in Worcester. When it opened in 1894 it was the largest in Britain, the first to be built by a local authority. Electric power, a new technology, was generated by four water turbines, and three coal fired steam engines when the water supply was too low or the river was in flood. Electricity generagtion continued until the 1950s. Now 'luxury' apartments.

Powick Electricity Plant

Powick Electricity Plant
Made by BaldyD
36 Photos, 1 Film, 1 Day. A better view could be head from clsoe to the plant, but this would not fit into by 50mm lens. I moved back to try and get the bridge in, but slipped in the water at this point. Perhaps next time I could shot from the road, on the bridge which frames this shot.... OM1, Zuiko 50mm F.14, F8, 1/125 Second, Fuji Neopan 400 Exposed at Iso 1000. Baldyd.wordpress.com

Welcome to Worcester

Welcome to Worcester
Made by Midland Explorer Boy
In the 'heavy' snow of December 2010, this is one of the boundary signs welcoming one to the city of Worcester, Britain's most antisocial city – just try living there!!! Found at SO835523 on the Malvern Road near Powick Island. The sign does not correspond with the boundary on the map!

Worcester Countryside

Worcester Countryside
Made by KS ~
Worcester, UK The countryside in Worcester, using HDR and tone mapping to create this look. EXIF is lost as with all these type of effects so here is it for those interested: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL - 10 mm - f 22 - (0.008, 0.02, 0.05) sec - (-1.333, 0, +1.333) EV - ISO 100.

Power Station

Power Station
Made by flash of light
The world's first combined steam/hydro electric power station. A former water mill, adjacent to Powick Bridge on the River Teme, the site continued generating until the 1950s. It was converted into a laundry and then into luxury apartments.

Powick Bridge, Worcester

Powick Bridge, Worcester
Made by Andrew Mawby
24/10/06. Bridge no. 2 on the Teme. Built <1447. Site of the battles of Worcester, 1642 & 1651, in the Civil War.

Powick Bridge, Worcester

Powick Bridge, Worcester
Made by Andrew Mawby
24/10/06. Bridge no. 2 on the Teme. Site of the battles of Worcester, 1642 & 1651, in the Civil War. What a waste!

Rooftop Lovers

Rooftop Lovers
Made by e-clecticism
These two were very restless and kept taking off, circling and landing again. But they never left each other's side.

Powick Bridge, Worcester

Powick Bridge, Worcester
Made by Andrew Mawby
24/10/06. Bridge no. 2 on the Teme. Site of the battles of Worcester, 1642 & 1651, in the Civil War.

New Powick Bridge

New Powick Bridge
Made by flash of light
Sunrise on the new bridge at Powick, with the old bridge and Powick Mill in the background.

Mill Pool

Mill Pool
Made by e-clecticism
This is a HDR metered shot of a mill pool near me and is my first attempt at HDR photography.

Tower

Tower
Made by KS ~
Worcester, UK Wide angle HDR vertical shot, similar to the horizontal shot I did earlier.

Powick Mill

Powick Mill
Made by Nick Toogood
The River Teme flows under Powick Bridge with the old Powick Mill towering over both.

Powick New Bridge, Worcester

Powick New Bridge, Worcester
Made by Andrew Mawby
24/10/06 A38 Worcester-Malvern road bridge, first bridge over the Teme. Built 1837.

Steep banks on the Teme

Steep banks on the Teme
Made by fat_claude
Note flood marker near upper right corner: river can reach this level in spring.

Powick mills power station

Powick mills power station
Made by fat_claude
A useful landmark to find the bridge when viewing from Worcester. 19th Century



Nearest places of interest:

Powick
Collets Green
River Teme Junction
Seabourne Leisure Caravan Park
  Worcester Sewage Treatment Works
Christopher Whitehead Language College
Worcester Golf Club
Worcester Audi

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