Project Iron Bridge: saving an industrial icon

by English Heritage in Ironbridge, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th December 2017 we successfully raised £47,545 with 911 supporters in 30 days

The Iron Bridge is one of the wonders of the modern world. After the strain of two centuries, the bridge is at risk. You can help save it.

by English Heritage in Ironbridge, England, United Kingdom


David Stone 30th November 2017

First visited the Bridge when I was 10, with my school, never forgot, hope to revisit soon. It is a honour to help fund such an important preservation project.

Chris Richmond 21st November 2017

Visiting Iron Bridge was one of the most memorable school field trips. Even at that age I found it impressive and it sparked a fascination with industrial archeology. Best of luck with your endeavour.

James Rea 19th November 2017

We in our beloved Great Britain changed the World, mostly for the better and our inventions, discoveries and amazing building, railways, bridges etc. really were breathtaking in genius. So pleased that my little donation can save this iconic and beautiful bridge, love it (and its steel kerbstones) amazing!

Ann Wardroper 18th November 2017

Pleased to help, in memory of my parents who spent many happy hours in Ironbridge. We have a bench dedicated to them both in Dale End Park and we also have spent a lot of time in Ironbridge along with our children and grandchildren.

Julie Mason 16th November 2017

My six times great uncle – Charles Guest of Broseley – was one of the original subscribers to the Iron Bridge. Well over 200 years later I’m really pleased I can contribute to the conservation of this iconic feat of engineering for future generations.

Joanna Simmons 15th November 2017

I was raised in Ironbridge, it was the perfect place to grow up and the iconic bridge permeates my childhood memories. My parents fell in love with the village and decided to settle (and stay) there, despite its distance from my father's place of work. They were married in St Luke's church, overlooking the bridge, and I followed suit in May last year. We had our photographs on, and in front of, the bridge. For me it not only symbolises the industrial revolution and engineering innovation but epitomises "home". Preserving the bridge, and our history, is so important and the generosity which people are showing is simply incredible.

Sandra Frenzel 15th November 2017

We visited Ironbridge to try the Pork Pies at Eley's with a view to ordering their wedding cake for our December wedding. We were wowed by the beautiful Iron Bridge and the Pork Pies. Very happy to help preserve it and will think of it while eating Pork Pie on our wedding day. Best of luck x

Elizabeth Chignell 14th November 2017

Keith (my late husband) and I used to walk across the bridge and eat ice cream together. Happiest of memories and so I'm pleased to be able to help. Best wishes to all supporters Elizabeth

Frank Marshall 13th November 2017

Great idea and pleased to be able to help, with a small contribution. It's so important to preserve an icon of Britain's inventive and industrious past ; at a time when Engineering was recognised as being a most admirable vocation which was to generate much of Britain's past wealth. Thankfully, In 2017, there are glimpses of efforts by the government to rebuild our industries....and some may even be British owned....hopefully.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Exclusive thank you film Delivered from 18 December

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print + Thank you film Both delivered from 18 December

£30 or more

139 of 140 claimed

£30 Reward

Tote bag featuring Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print + Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print + Thank you film All delivered from 18 December

£50 or more

51 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

Extended thank you film with behind-the-scenes footage + Tote bag featuring Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print + Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print All delivered from 18 December

£100 or more

66 of 65 claimed

£100 Reward

Two places on conservation-in-action tour of the Iron Bridge + Extended thank you film with behind-the-scenes footage + Tote bag featuring Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print + Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print We will contact you by 31 January to offer a choice of dates in spring 2018 for the tour. Other rewards delivered from 18 December.

£275 or more

34 of 38 claimed

£275 Reward

Exclusive signed, limited edition print of the Iron Bridge by Paul Catherall + Extended thank you film with behind-the-scenes footage + Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print All delivered from 18 December

£1,000 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Private conservation-in-action tour of the Iron Bridge for you and a guest + Exclusive signed, limited edition print of the Iron Bridge by Paul Catherall + Extended thank you film with behind-the-scenes footage + Postcard of Paul Catherall's exclusive Iron Bridge print We will contact you by 31 January to offer a choice of dates in spring 2018 for the tour. Other rewards delivered from 18 December.

£2,500 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£2,500 Reward

Private, expert-led conservation-in-action tour of the Iron Bridge for you and five guests + Become a Founding English Heritage Guardian + Exclusive signed, limited edition print of the Iron Bridge by Paul Catherall + Extended thank you film with behind-the-scenes footage + Postcard of Paul Catherall's Iron Bridge print We will contact you by 31 January with a choice of dates in spring 2018 for the tour. Other rewards delivered from 18 December.


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