The first military action of the English Civil War occurred at Powick Bridge, this day on 1642. The victor that day was Prince Rupert.
Curious fact: the last battle of the civil war also started at Powick. It didn’t end as well for the Royalists as it had started.
And that was a moment in time.
Featured Picture: By Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Old Powick Bridge over the River Teme – geograph.org.uk – 795873” by John M. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Powick_Bridge_over_the_River_Teme_-_geograph.org.uk_-_795873.jpg#/media/File:Old_Powick_Bridge_over_the_River_Teme_-_geograph.org.uk_-_795873.jpg
“Historic Powick Bridge over the river Teme – geograph.org.uk – 767169” by Roger Davies. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Historic_Powick_Bridge_over_the_river_Teme_-_geograph.org.uk_-_767169.jpg#/media/File:Historic_Powick_Bridge_over_the_river_Teme_-_geograph.org.uk_-_767169.jpg
“Powick Bridge Memorial. Erected by the Powick Parish Council, Sept. 1992” by Philip Halling – http://www.geolocation.ws/v/E/2835929/civil-war-memorial-powick-bridge/en. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Powick_Bridge_Memorial._Erected_by_the_Powick_Parish_Council,_Sept._1992.jpg#/media/File:Powick_Bridge_Memorial._Erected_by_the_Powick_Parish_Council,_Sept._1992.jpg