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    Air Raid Victims

    On this day, September 1st 1940, a family living north of Shrewsbury, suffered a direct hit from a German bomb during WWII, and the victims are buried in the graveyard here at Christ Church. Gravestone located near the front end of the church. Jessie Broxton and her husband William lived at Armstrong Cottage just off Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury with their…

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    Stairs under construction…

    After much thought, debate, head scratching and measuring, our staircase is currently being made! We decided on metal with thick oak treads. This allows us to easily cantilever off a central steel post and is less intrusive, especially with the use of parallel side bars instead of a solid side plate. We drew inspiration from the existing gallery stair case…

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    Pinterest

    Recently I have been enjoying putting together ‘boards’ of inspirational images and ideas on Pinterest. I have been ripping images out of magazines and filing them for years, and this is an on line version of that. You can see what inspires us for the overall look of the house, with things that we like… and some things that we…

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    A big day…

    It’s been a big day today for our eldest son Owen, who received his GCSE results. He did very well with a good collection of A* and A grades, a couple of B’s and a C in Welsh First Language which is a small miracle as we aren’t a Welsh speaking family! Restoration life doesn’t seem to have hindered his…

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    Video

    Take a look at this great video filmed on Sunday’s Open Day by our talented friend Mike. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqODCkHMRRU&feature=em-share_video_user One day we’ll reminisce about all our clutter on the pews and the piles of insulation everywhere!

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    Thank you!

    A very big thank you to all 75 people that came to our Open Day on Sunday. It was a fantastic day despite the showers! We really enjoyed meeting everyone and hearing your thoughts about the church and our work. It was lovely to see some familiar faces, returning to see how we are progressing as well as meeting a…

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    Open Day

    The ‘Secret Garden’, as well as the church will be open this Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Fingers crossed for some fine weather!

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    Photographs

    I have been taking a lot of photographs of the church recently. In particular of the graveyard. While I am outside with the boys some of the Victorian designs of the gravestones really stand out. The slate stones are some of my favourites. The weathered floral imagery is just so beautiful. The pattern of the text ‘In loving memory of’…

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    A break away.

    We have just returned from a much needed break in our dear caravan. We travelled down to the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Spent our days fossil hunting on the beaches… The coastline was lined with banks of wildflowers which were a delight. We dodged the showers and had some wonderful walks up and down ‘coombs’. And cycled up and over…