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Westgate on Sea has some marvellous Victorian and Edwardian seaside architecture, development of Westgate on Sea started in 1865 the church was consecrated in 1873, I won’t indulge in historical detail here but will mention a few things in the pictures.
As you see this is a very good place to hold an art exhibition.
Does anyone know what the holes in shelves on the backs of the pews are for?
Also a good place to hold a local history exhibition.
The 93 free on the end of the pew meant that it was free, I think a fifth of all pews had to be free to sit in, the remainder in the late 1800s would have cost about 10/- per year to rent, this money, 50p as I direct conversion, would have gone to pay the “incumbents stipend” (vicars wages) of course 50p was worth a lot more in those days.
I will stop rabbiting on and publish this post up.