Beauchamp through the decades

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1940s

Mrs Young outside Matron's House in 1948

Residents on the Quadrangle, ​1948

The village bows team playing on the Quadrangle lawn, 1949

Confirmation at St Leonard's, ​1949

Female residents in their cloaks with silver badge and bonnets,  1948

Male residents in their gowns with silver badge and staffs, 1948

The clergy, 1948

These two photos from 1946 show the huge pair of giled riddle posts which were added in 1928 and subsequently removed in 1957 and are now on show in the LIbrary.  

1950s

Coronation Celebrations, June 1953

Planting a tree on Newland Common

Village coronation party in the
​Quadrangle. 

Church floodlit to celebrate the
​Coronation

Other events

Residents in fancy dress at Garden Fete on the Quadrangle, 1953

St Leonard's Sunday School outside on the Quadrangle, 1952

Confirmation at St Leonard's
​1953

One of our current residents, as a 15 year old girl, being crowned May Queen of Newland by the Boy Bishop, Michael Russell,  in 1951.

Village children dancing around the Maypole on the Quadrangle lawn

1960s

Garden Fete, 1962

Garden Fete, 1960

Garden Fete, 1963

100th Anniversary of the Almshouses & Church, 1964

On the 21 July the voluntary choir of Worcester cathedral, with the bishop presiding,  sang Choral Evensong in the church.  This was followed by a procession around the Quadrangle to re-hallow the newly modernised almshouses. 

On the photograph,  William, 8th Earl Beauchamp unveiling a plaque on the tower wall whilst the choir sang an anthem.