Captain Webb memorial, Clarence Lawn

Captain Webb memorial

The Captain Webb memorial, Dover. This Photograph shows this memorial, sculpted by F. W. Doyle-Jones, in its original position on Clarence Lawn outside the Burlington Hotel shortly after its unveiling on the 8th June 1910. 

The Hotel was badly damaged during the second World War, and also the plinth. It was put in a cave until the end of the Second World War. The plinth was then remodelled, and it was re-sited on the eastern end of the Marine Parade. It has since been moved to its present position on the lawn in front of the Gateway Flats.

The inscription  below the bust of Captain Mathew Webb reads.Captain Mathew Webb. Born Dawley 1848.Died Niagara 1883Swam from Dover to Calais Aug. 24-25th. 1875.Erected by public subscription 1910.

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