The Restoration Fund.

1960s

Money was needed for the upkeep of the St James’s Church in the 1960s and a Restoration Fund was set up by the Parochial Church Council, the Churchwardens and the Vicar in 1961.  Howard Taylor, who was the longest serving warden and a member of the committee, is pictured in this photograph with an account of the expenditure.  By July the committee announced that they had raised over £11,000.  This image is taken from a booklet which was produced as part of the fund raising effort.
Howard Taylor served as warden from 1944 until his retirement 1973.  His brother, Fred, was also a warden from 1959 until his death in 1972.

photo credit: Janet Byard-Jones

supplied by: Colin Clark

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