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Restoration 1968-72

As time goes by, those who saved the Bear Steps from demolition are likely  to be forgotten.  However a beautifully hand illuminated book records the names of all those who subscribed to the fund to redesign and rebuild the Bear Steps: some are private individuals, some are companies whose names are still prominent in Shrewsbury, and yet others donated money to specific aspects of the restoration in memory of a loved one.

This document has been photographed page-by-page [thanks to photographer Richard Bishop], and the results can be seen below.  To enlarge an individual page – click on the image, wait for it to re-open in  a fresh window and then click on it again: after that, a magnifying symbol will appear to see even greater detail.