In answer to your query Bill, I’m away again beginning of February and in answer to your query Tony, “Where have all the ornate pieces from Wolverhampton gon” well this ornate piece is off to South Africa.
Here’s your first query Bill. Talking to an old mate of mine on Saturday, two subjects came up. St. Johns Church and Sir Jack Hayward. My friend thought he could remember St. Johns asking for help when it was found that the stone facings needed replacing due to atmospheric pollution. According to my friend this was due to the heavy acidic fumes that came from the many brass foundries in the area in the 18th and 19th centuries apparently Sir. Jack supported the appeal as he did many others. Can anyone confirm this.