Church - More Views
Believe it or not, these two
views are from almost the same location - and looking in the same direction.
The old sketch shows Christ Church on Vernon Place (now Vernon Road) shortly
after its erection in 1826 - 1828. In the modern photograph, the white
asterisk (left of centre) indicates the site of the old church, which was
demolished in October 1979. For location purposes, the castle and St. Mary's
Church are approximately one mile beyond and to the right of the buildings
seen here. The South Bay is about a quarter of a mile behind and to the
right of the photographer. If one were to travel about 200 yards along
the road to the right of this roundabout, then turn 90° to the right,
they would be looking into the St. Nicholas Cliff square with the Grand
Hotel standing on the left (or Wood's Lodgings if you have a time machine.
If you have one of these devices let me know immediately!) (The
said view - 23K / 21K). This was the journey Anne would
make many times with the Robinson family as they worshipped in this church.
It also proved to be her last journey, as Anne's funeral was conducted
here. She was then taken by horse-carriage to be buried beneath the castle
walls, in St. Mary's Churchyard.58n
Christ Church - more views (24K)
© 1999 Michael Armitage
June - 99