J W & A Upham Shipyard

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Reference WMO/276588


Brixham Marina




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial plaque on the gate entrance to MIdas Homes ont he former site of the J W & A Tupham ship yard.
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J W & A Upham / On this site stood the above named shipyard / which built many of the Brixham sailing trawlers / of the 19th and 20th centuries. / The yard was requisitioned by the Admiralty / during World War 2 / to construct Motor Gun Boats and Motor Torpedo Boats / for the British and Free Dutch Navies. / In 1957 the replica of the Mayflower was built here. / It was sailed from Plymouth to Plymouth New England, / as a gift to the American people. / This plaque id dedicated to the memory of / those generations of West Country craftsmen / who made these fine vessels possible. / Unveiling 20th July 1999 / by Mrs Sally Carter and Mrs Wendy Piper / members of the Upham family / in the presence of The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay / Councillor John A Turner / Midas Homes

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