Wherwell, The Church Of St Peter And Holy Cross 1901

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Caption for Wherwell, The Church Of St Peter And Holy Cross 1901: Rebuilt in 1856-8 on a medieval site, this church has fragments from the old church on display. The architect was Woodyer of Guildford, and the builder Holdaway from Wherwell. An inscription reads, '1691 Purchased of the Right Honbl John Ld La-War By Philadelphia Whitehead out of Ye Yearly Rent of The White Lion Inn in Wherwell the Sum of Twelve Shillings to be paid yearly to Twelve old Men and Women at Christmas for ever'. What confidence in the future!

An extract from Andover Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wherwell

this street is the scene of many a frantic cycle to the sweet shop (aka village shop) at the bottom of the hill, eager to hand over our week's pocket money to Mr Knight who ran the shop. This view is roughly from the pub on the corner (the red lion?), that was run by a landlord that strangely became rather irate when his (...Read full memory)

I am getting nostalgic as I get older and would like info on 1950s & 1960s Andover and in particular the Bus station and the boys school which I think may not be there anymore and would welcome any info. Please send e-mail - Thanks

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