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To St Albans - “the fairest & best Town in the County of Hertford,” as Edmund Bohun described it in 1688 - there to meet with @Feargal_Sharkey, & walk the river #Ver.
The #Ver was famed as late as 1885 for its “great flow of water,” & its navigability explains why the Romans founded the city of Verulamium on its banks. (A 1744 guide to St Albans claims that “it was called Verulamium from the River Ver which runs just by” - but I doubt this.)
Unfortunately - as everyone familiar with @Feargal_Sharkey’s campaign to save our chalk streams will doubtless have anticipated - the #Ver is in a bad way: excessive water extraction has left it a shadow of its former self.
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