This plaque was erected to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Severn & Wye Railway Bridge disaster which was struck and partially destroyed during the night of the 25th. October 1960 by two John Harker tankers.
Dedicated to the memory of the five crew who were lost, the three survivors and the many gallant rescuers who together played a part in the tragic events of that fateful fogbound night.
George Thompson, Percy Simmonds, Robert Nibblett, George Cooper, James Dew, Jack Dudfield, Alex Bullock, Malcolm Hart.
Sponsored by the People of Gloucestershire
Formed by www.medamsell.co.uk Stonemasons.
Original bridge stone donated by S. Aldridge.
Erected by the Friends of Purton 25th. October 2010
Plaque Colour: Black
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Location: Harbour Rd
District Council: Forest of Dean District Council
District Council Ward: Alvington, Aylburton and West Lydney