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Category Archives: Vale of Tewkesbury

St Benet’s Kemerton, Beckford Hall and Woollas Hall in photographs

Beckford Hall the home of the Wakeman Family. Later the house was occupied by the Ashton-Case Family who added the chapel wing and then it was the Noviciate for the … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blount Gravestones at Kemerton

Blount Gravestones at Kemerton by Richard Barton and Philippa Hunter Hidden in the earth, often away from the beaten track, yet marked with stones are the remains of some little … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Catholics of Overbury

Overbury is a pleasant village just over the county boundary into Worcestershire. It is nestled between the villages of Kemerton and Beckford which both have important Catholic connections. Across Bredon … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porter Family of the Mythe

For Lez Hough’s Article ‘The Foundation of the Mythe Mission, Tewkesbury’ see:-         Porter Family of The Mythe by Richard Barton (2006) In July 1989 the … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tewkesbury

The Story of a Building  – From Telephone Exchange to Catholic Church By Richard Barton (November 2005) On Thursday, 6th October 1977, an important event took place in the history … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment