We've been here a long time, click the following link to check out what is known so far. Find out a bit about Weddington and St James
Click here For The Nuneaton Civic Society Heritage Leaflet about Weddington.
Click here For a document orignally printed in the 1960's detailing the then known history of Weddington and Caldecote Churches.
Click here For Information regardng Weddington Castle.
Click here For the Nuneaton Millennium Project The History of the Nuneaton area by Alan F Cook.
Click here For a Glossary of Church Terms.
Click here For our List of Rectors (submitted by Ann Smith)
Parts of a parish church.
Fleurs-de-Lis (French for Lilly), shape/symbol can be seen in church Architecture.
Trefoil, shape/symbol can be seen in church Architecture.
Do you know any more about the paintings shown in the photos below, the date of the paintings,
who was the Artist, are the images authentic, did the church really look like it is portrayed.
The paintings were donated to the church by Winifred Oliver, do you have information that can be shared about Winifred. If you can provide any more information regarding these paintings please contact me (Andrew H) at email@example.com Many Thanks
The following information was kindly forwarded by Ann Smith:
Winifred and her family
According to the 1939 census Winifred Oliver was still single (Winifred Mary Smith) and lived at Rough Farm which was just across the field from the Church.
Winifred was living with her parents George and Mary, so it is possible that she or a family member painted the pictures. Winifred was then around 29, single and described as the housekeeper.
Winifred's parents at that time were approaching 70 years old and her father was described as a colliery agent (not a farmer), there was also a lady schoolteacher lodging with them. Winifred seems to have married Eli Oliver from Nuneaton in 1950; he was 15 years older than Winifred and died in 1976.
Winifred herself died in 1999 in Chichester Sussex, which bears out the dedication on the reverse of the painting that she moved to Shripney, near Bognor Regis.
Ann belives the views on the paintings may well be fairly good representations from the early 1900's of the Church and Church Farm (occupied between the wars by the Brindleys who by 1939 had moved to Lower Farm).
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