9 thoughts on “St Peters Church, Wolviston c1900s

    • Tony Harrington was in Leeds in 1957 when I went to University there. Not sure he was at Emmanuel Church as Vicar or University Chaplain. The Church is on Woodhouse Lane close to the University.


  1. I was born in Wolviston (Wynyard Road). Although I was brought up a Methodist and went to the little chapel that used to be next door to St Peters, I had to go to church once a month because I was in the Girl Guides, I loved the church, the only thing I couldn’t understand was why you had to kneel to say your prayers because in the Methodist chapel you stayed seated!!. Now of course it doesn’t matter. I still miss Wolviston and had some wonderful times there.


  2. Health and Safety Rules would not allow this today. What a fall for the loader on top!!!!
    He would stay on the load until they reached the stackyard, then unload.


  3. I lived adjacent to Wolviston in the new part of Billingham. We loved Wolviston, a nice pretty, fairly small village, and we would have moved to live theere but we emigrated to Australia in 1964, where I was engaged as a Naval Architect.


  4. I got married in this church in 1961. Lovely interior. Can anybody remember the vicar then. He was an army Chaplin.



    • Rev. Tony Harrington was the rector at Wolviston in 1961. He and my father knew each other from having first met in the RAF during the second world war.
      Tony was at Wolviston from the late 1950’s until about 1964 when he moved to a larger parish in Wakefield.


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