TQ7958 : Jade's Crossing, Detling, Kent

taken 14 years ago, near to Detling, Kent, Great Britain

Jade's Crossing, Detling, Kent
Jade's Crossing, Detling, Kent
A plaque beside this bridge reads: "Welcome to Jade's Crossing. This footbridge is the result of a twenty year campaign by the People of Detling. It was constructed following the deaths of Jade Hobbs and her Grandmother Margaret Kuwertz who were both killed crossing this road on Saturday 16th December 2000.
This brought the number of pedestrians killed at this crossing to four. The A249 is now a strategic dual carriageway linking two motorways. Built in 1962 it cut the village of Detling in two. No provision was then made for a proper pedestrian crossing at this focal point of the Pilgrims Way and the North Downs Way footpath. Funds for this footbridge were raised from public subscription, by Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council. In making a donation and using this safe crossing you will be helping the Jade fund maintain its work in helping to make our roads safer for all. This crossing is dedicated to those pedestrians who have died crossing the A249 here at Detling. Jade Hobbs, aged 8 years, 16th December 2000 - Margaret Kuwertz aged 79 years 16th December 2000 - Souraya Hutchinson, aged 74 years, 16th December 1986 - Fred Mall, aged 74 years, 23rd December 1974. Rest In Peace."

How much we care for our cars, how little we care for our communities.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7913 5840 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7928N 0:34.0772E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7910 5842
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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