OSW-PH-W-20-7 – Whittington Church Hand Bell Ringers – 1916

Church Hand Bell Ringers outside Whittington Church, April 1916 – Standing: George Marsh, Thomas Parry, William Hales, Harry Morris  Sitting: Thomas Day, William Pritchard, D Aubrey Phillips, John Grindley – Parish Clerk & Sexton


Written on the reverse, along with the names:

“Although the names were not on the original photograph, only the date & place, my Mother, Dorothy

Anne JONES (nee GRINDLEY) who’s father appears on this photo was able to recognise every person.

G MARSH was one of the village grocers, his shop at Herschell House, opposite the site of the 3 trees

and still a grocers today.

T PARRY was the village blacksmith, his premises between the Boot Inn and Fitzwarine House; demolished c1963

W HALES was a gardener at Halston Hall

H MORRIS was the baker for “Marshes”

T DAY had a newsagents shop, now a hair dressers, the building called “Plas-Gwyn” in Station Road.

W PRITCHARD was a milkman, who delivered it and sold it, from his horse drawn cart out of churns using a ½ pint or 1 pint ladle.

D A PHILLIPS worked on the railway – job unknown.

J GRINDLEY was the Parish Cleek & Sexton.

(We, OFLHG, are presuming this information was written around 14 November 1984, when the copy of the photograph was made)