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forgotten history

a little bit of british sport history the first man to swim the english channel ,angainst all odds... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
mailmanpotts
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
History in City Center

I enjoy walking past the monument in the city center. It is lovely to see markings of historical... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Nicole78374
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Portland, Texas
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28 Oct 2018
“An interesting monument”
26 Sep 2018
“Nothing to write home about.”
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

An interesting monument with a lot of background information about Matthew Webb. I for one didn’t know that he was from around Dawley. Lots of parking off road and it’s free, there even 3 disabled spaces by the monument.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pot8o2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Considering the incredible feat that Captain Webb made, his monument is now sadly of little note in his home town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blue_haddock
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Fantastic to read up on Mathew Webb and to visit his home village to where he came from. Beautiful monument that exemplifies his important`s to this town but the monument itself could do with a little more care. Found the water features around it being...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank John A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It's main interest is about Matthew Web, the first man to swim the English Channel. Other than that there is nothing special about it; just another civic memorial!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great monument for Remembering what and why we are British in an area from The Domesday Book that had a big part in the industrial revolution

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 14 July 2016

a little bit of british sport history the first man to swim the english channel ,angainst all odds said it could not be done also went over the niagra falls in a barrel +other stunts ; memorial is little bit worn but if you like...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

I enjoy walking past the monument in the city center. It is lovely to see markings of historical significance in the community.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Nicole78374
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

A nice tribute to are very own Dawley hero. It's just a shame that not many people see it as should, as Dawley is on the decline. Now the proposed threat of no market in Dawley even less will see it!

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

It is well made and attractive looking. A lovely monument to a well known local man. It's a shame he drowned in another country.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank thomsk
Reviewed 31 October 2015

There is a hero in every town, here's one. It's an amazing story what Captain Webb achieved. For an unrecognised town this changes all that, vibrant, rich historical facts. town.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Ian C
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