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Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories

Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories

The photo 'Westbury Leigh, Church of the Holy Saviour c1955' appears in this book

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Caption for Westbury Leigh, The Church C1955: The original design of 1851 by William White was altered, probably when the church was built in 1876-80. It is quite a stocky, neo-Perpendicular building, with a west tower, nave and south aisle; the interior has single-framed roofs, and arched braces to the high collar beams in the chancel.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

Memories of Westbury Leigh

I too was evacuated to Westbury when I was about 7 years old, some time around 1940 to 1941. I lived on Warminster Road. We stayed with a family originally from Sydney, Australia. I remember when the street lights came back on, I was with my mother and we followed a man on his bike, lighting up the (...Read full memory)

I lived in Warminster from 1940 till early the 1950s. My grandfather's family have lived in Warminster over 100 years. Went to Trowbridge Girls High. I remember the large house near where I lived that the Americans lived in Lupeans. Molly Butt's store, Mr. Syms store near the Cock pub, used to help him count food (...Read full memory)

I remember my first home in Westbury Leigh was with a family called Rowe, they seemed fairly old people to me (then a ten year old boy) but now I am eighty I don't suppose they were. One of the brothers, a Charles Rowe, owned two cinemas, the Vista in Westbury and the Palace in Warminster, and I was allowed as a (...Read full memory)

On my previous comment I said that Sandy Hole lane was opposite the Bell pub, sorry this of course should have been the Phipps Arms pub. Bob Porter

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