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Memorial to George Beloe, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Memorial to George Beloe, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Photograph taken 17 June 2000 © Mr Nigel Gallant LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 468456

This is the grave stone of George Beloe. It was made in 1845 and has a carving of the Yarmouth suspension bridge collapsing on it. Its inscription reads `Sacred/ to the memory of/ George H.J. Beloe/ the beloved son of/ Louisa Beloe/ who was unfortunately drowned/ by the fall/ of the suspension bridge/ the 2nd of May 1845/ aged 9 years'. He was one of 79 children who died when the bridge collapsed. They were watching a clown in a barrel being pulled down the river by some geese. As the clown went under the bridge all the children rushed to the other side and the bridge gave way.

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