St Nicholas’ Church in Montgomery has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund under the ‘15 minutes heritage’ scheme. As well as improving interpretation of the heritage within the church, the group is gathering information, memories and photographs from those who grew up in Montgomery, and who are happy to share their early recollections of the church.
One of the first to contribute was Tracey Williams, herself a professional photographer, who shared a photograph of a number of young people as they celebrated their confirmation service sixty years ago. Tracey has managed to gather most of the names of those pictured and the photograph includes both her father and her uncle.
Lydia Bassett from the church project said, “The heritage project group is interested in talking to people about their early recollections of church activity, so if you were in this photograph, and would be happy to share your story, do get in touch.”
Lydia added, “If you have photos of church events from years gone by, we'd love to see those too. This might include events such as outings, picnics or Sunday school activity, as well as services such as this one, or harvest festivals, weddings etc.”
You can contact Lydia with your recollections and photographs by email to email@example.com
Image: Young people outside St Nicholas’ Church in 1961, following their confirmation service. Copyright Tracey Williams Photography