Bridgnorth, St Leonard's Church Interior c.1960
Memories of Bridgnorth, St Leonard's Church interior c1960
This Church is now in the care of the Redundant Churches Commission having been closed for regular worship in the 1970s. It is open daily and special events are held there including the annual Hyden Festival and other concerts and special worship services. I was baptised there in 1948, attended Sunday School across the road in "The Old Grammar School" (now a Solicitors Office) and my husband and I married there in 1971. Happy memories and regularly visited whenever we return for a holiday.
Memories of Bridgnorth
I have traced my grandfather, Albert and his father, William Owen to No.1a High Street; a gunsmith.
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
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.
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