Bridgnorth, The Bridge 1896

Memories of Bridgnorth

My great-great-grandfather and family resided here, at 1 High Street. It was once a Fire Station!

I was born in Bridgnorth in 1958 and spent 20 years at sea navigating B.P. Tankers around the World. I loved the Town so much I used to write historic booklets on the Town in my spare time at sea and during my long shore leaves. I have about 15 on sale at present throughout the Town. I am at present working on A (...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.

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).

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