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Jackfield and Coalport Memorial Footbridge
Telford, Shropshire, England

1914 - 1918  and  1939 - 1945

Footbridge WW I and WW II
Memorial Footbridge WW I and WW II
© 2009 Jack Hodges

In honoured memory of
our comrades from Jackfield and Coalport
who fell in the World Wars nos. 1 and 2.

1914 - 1918
Dvr. A. Bowen
Sapper J. Bowen
Pte. F. Bowers
Pte. E. Colley
Pte. W. Cornes
Pte. B. Edwards
Pte. H. Evans, M.M.
Sgt. R. George
Pte. G. Goodall
Sapper G. Harrison
Pte. G. Humphries
Pte. J. Jones
A/M J. Jones
Cpl. B. Morris
Pte. C. Morris
Pte. W. Mullard
Pte. A. Oakley
L/Cpl. G. Reynolds
Pte. W. Roberts
Pte. W. Stephan
Pte. F. Stephen
Pte. J. Wilde
Pte. T. Williams
Gunner W. Wilson
Pte. A. Wright
Lt. F. Youden
1939 - 1945
L/Stoker R. Dorricott
Sgt. E. J. Evans, D. F. M.
Pte. J. Fiddler
A/B. R. Fiddler
Pte. J. E. Hill
Pte. G. James
L/Cpl. H. Venn

P/O. G. A. Radcliffe
"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old,
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them."

© 2009 John Hendry
Jackfield & Coalport Memorial Bridge

This bridge was built in 1922 and was paid for by public subscription raised by a commitee of lpcal residents from both sides of the river. It replaced the Coalport ferry which was used to carry workerrs from their homes in Jackfield to the factories in Coalport. It was dedicated as a war memorial to the local people who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
The bridge, which is a bowed Pratt steel truss design with lateral bracing, was refurbished by Telford & Wrekin Council in 2000, with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Onyx Environmental Trust.
The refurbished bridge was re-opened on 15th July 2000, by Lord and Lady Forester. This continued the long assocoation with the family, who first opened the bridge on 2nd September 1922.

Client: Telford & Wrekin Council
Consulting Engineers: Baptie Group
Main Contractor: Framework Construction Ltd.
Steelwork Contractor: R&R Engineering Ltd.


This page is dedicated to the 10 million victims of World War I and 60 million victims of World War II.
We should always remember the immense grief and loss each war brought to the world.




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