Members of the public are being asked to vote from a shortlist of some of the area’s best and brightest to select a permanent name for Telford’s new footbridge.
More than 200 school pupils from across the borough chose the people they felt should be commemorated. The shortlist includes Captain Webb, the first recorded person to swim the English Channel who was born in Dawley; Katherine Harley, president of the Shropshire branch of suffragists; Donnington Woods’ Sir Gordon Richards, considered by some the world’s greatest ever jockey; and Wolves legend Billy Wright, the first footballer in the world to earn 100 international caps, born at Belmont Road in Ironbridge.
Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, explains, “There was so much public pride shown for the borough and the footbridge during its construction and we wanted to carry this right through to the very end of the project with the official opening and naming.” Visit telford.gov.uk/footbridgevote to cast a vote.
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