Wordsley Church & Churchyard Tour

Date & Time: 10:30am Friday 24 August
  Wordsley Church
End:  Wordsley Church
Guide:  Nick Baker 
Price:  £3.50 Adults and £1.00 children  


Holy Trinity Church Wordsley was built in 1831 to accommodate a rapidly increasing industrial population, much of it engaged in the glass trade. As the parish church of Wordsley it became a focus for the ‘hatching, matching and despatching’ of glassmaking parishioners high and low. In the church and churchyard are monuments of a number of notable glassmakers, including John Northwood, his grave including a representation of his famous ‘Portland’ vase. Whilst an area known as ‘paupers corner’ was the focus of a scandal in the early 1900’s when decaying body parts were discovered lying in the open!


Photos courtesy of S Bruntnell, P Dutton, C Day, K Brocklehurst, J Christley, M Holm, M Durran, P Wood, J Plant, J Smith, Glass Genie, KT Yun, D McNeill, J Coakley,  J Elliott, S Snaddon, I Dury.
J Low, J Newman, V Bamforth, N Baker.
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