Bridgnorth, From Castle Walk 1898

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This is a view over Low Town from about one hundred feet above the Severn. The bridge is thought to have been rebuilt by Thomas Telford, who was also responsible for designing the local church dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. St Mary's is unusual in that Telford designed it in a Mediterranean style, with Tuscan columns and a pillared tower topped off with a dome.

Memories of Bridgnorth

Grandfather

I have traced my grandfather, Albert and his father, William Owen to No.1a High Street; a gunsmith.

St. Marys Street

I was sent to Bridgnorth at the age of 5 from our home in Birmingham to stay with my aunt and uncle (Doris and Arthur Howse) during 1942 due to the bombing in Birmingham. We lived in St Marys Street, about 100 yards down from High Street on the right, where an alley ran to a yard alongside a bakery. Our house was on the ...Read full memory

Bridgenorth Hospital

My Mother before marriage was a training Nurse at Bridgnorth Hospital in the 1920s. Her name Annie Betteridge or Nancy, as she prefered to be called. Her Aunt paid for her training but Mom did not finish it due to a " breakdown". Any photos of the hospital, does it still stand? Thanks June.

A memory of Bridgnorth by June Tomes

Baptism At St Leonard's

I was baptised in this font in July 1948. My late grandmother's family were parishioners at St Leonard's and will have been baptised there too. The family is connected to carpet weaving in the town, one of whom was the first Axminster weaver. That family name was/is Head and there are still members of the family ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgnorth by Sue Oliver

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