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Caption for Whiteparish, The Church C1955: The church was built in 1841-45 by Thomas Henry Wyatt and D Brandon for the Rt Hon Sir Sidney Herbert, Secretary of War, a member of the Earl of Pembroke's family. The impressive and memorable building cost £20,000 to build. This view of the church is a seldom-seen one, as the building fronts the main road at the other end.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

Memories of Whiteparish

My great-aunt and uncle, Edna and Jack Hyde, lived all their married life in Whiteparish. Jack Hyde started working from about 14 years old, in the saddler's shop. Mr Till owned the shop. When Mr Till passed away, Jack carried on the business, and worked there up until he retired. He had worked there for 50 (...Read full memory)

My parents owned the General Store which features as photograph 16 of the 18 available. The picture must be at least circa 1961 since my parents did not purchase it until that year (You can see the names AG & N (Alan George and Norma Taylor)on the hoarding. The saddlery was next door and Jack Hyde was the (...Read full memory)

I have many fond memories of Whiteparish. My Gran and "Uncle Stan" (Stan and Florrie Pulford) had that pub for a few years until about 1975. The pub looks very different now but I can still picture my sisters and myself running around the bars in the afternoons after closing and listening (at the door from the stairs) to the merry voices from the bar.

My great-grandfather's name was Woodford and I believe that he was the post master for Whiteparish during the Second World War. I know very little of that side of my family and for myself and my children, I wish to learn more about the Woodfords. If any resident has any details or knows where I might  find some it would be much appreciated.

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