Bridgnorth, The Bridge 1896

Memories of Bridgnorth


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)

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)

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!!

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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