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Memorial to Captain Webb, Dawley, Telford and Wrekin

Memorial to Captain Webb, Dawley, Telford and Wrekin
Photograph taken 24 May 2004 © Mr John Lishman. Source Historic England Archive ref: 362020

This lion head drinking fountain has an inscription dedicated to Captain Matthew Webb, who was born in Dawley in 1848. He was the first person to swim the English Channel. He died in an attempt to swim the Niagara Rapids in 1883.

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