Memories of Bridgnorth

Grandfather

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

Richard Baxter's House

This house is significant because I lived around the church close in Glenn Place (top of Moat Street) at the time of this picture. Also, my late father was a well known sign writer - Herman Williams - who hand-painted the 'Baxter's House' details on the front of the house. Richard Baxter was a former curate at St Leonard's (details on the house and a photo inside St Leonard's).

A memory of Bridgnorth by Sue Oliver

Early Years In Bridgnorth

I was born in Bridgnorth in 1938, we lived in the Hookfield which in the thirties and forties, was on the edge of the town and surrounded by fields. I spent the war years there often going to London for a holiday? My father worked in the local carpet factory making aircraft engines, also he was the projectionist ...Read full memory

My 9 Years In The Town

Where do I start? 1943 - my first job from school, aged 15, at The Radio and Gramophone Development Co (RGD) located in Hospital St. My home was in Wolverhampton and I lodged firstly in Whitburn St. Later on stayed with the Heads in Conduit Lane. What a surprise, years later, when travelling through the town, to find ...Read full memory

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

St Leonard's Church

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgnorth by Sue Oliver

Fire Station Northgate Great Grandfather Enoch Williams

My great grandfather was Enoch Williams at one time Superintendent of the Fire Station at 1 High Street. He went to Bridgnorth from Gt Whitley in 1894. I have photos of the fire crew of that time - horses and carriage. Horses were kept in a field down Love Lane! Enoch and my ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridgnorth by Sue Oliver

The Crimean Cannon

If the cannon was still there in the 1950's, then it can't have been melted down to help the war effort in the 1940's. Can anyone be sure they saw the cannon there in the fifties - and what do they think happened to it? I'd like Bridgnorth to get its cannon back - Ludlow still have theirs, and they've got railings around their church as well!!

A memory of Bridgnorth by Mike Green

Need To Find A Photo

I'm searching for a photo of a prominent man who resided in Bridgnorth. Does anyone know the best way to find out if he was featured in any magazines or newspapers in the late 1800s or early 1900s? Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!

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

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