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Caption for Bramley, St James Church c1960: The late Norman church, distinguished by its red crenellated tower, contains some ancient wall paintings, including a fresco of the murder of Thomas a Becket. Also on display are stained glass and brasses. One of the church's greatest treasures is a chapel dedicated to the memory of the Brocas family, who lived at nearby Beaurepaire House. The large south window of the chapel is filled with 16th-century glass and is the work of Flemish craftsmen.

An extract from Hampshire Churches Photographic Memories.

Memories of Bramley, St James Church c1960

I have strong memories of the church as every day at 10 we had to walk down the church path to pick up the milk also.our playground backed onto the graveyard so when there was a funeral we had to come inside which we thought was most unfair.After school we would wonder around the grave yards which was a big no (...Read full memory)

We came back to Bramley in 1958, and I went to school there, until 1964. Every Sunday we used to go to Sunday School. Miss Tubb was the Sunday school mistress, and Tommy Tunstall was the vicar. It was fantastic, a lovely village to grow up in. So safe to cycle round. My name was Attwood in those days, and sometimes my Dad helped out by taking the services in church.

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