The tower of St Werburgh's church. The medieval St Werburgh's in Corn Street
was rebuilt by James Bridges from 1758-61, and in 1877 work began on dismantling
this church and re-erecting the tower at its present location. The work was overseen
by the architect John Bevan and was completed in 1879. Family tradition holds that
my great-great-grandfather John Edward Neck was one of the labourers involved
in moving the church. Whether this is true is probably something that I will never
be able to determine, though it is interesting that John and his family moved
from the City Centre to St Werburgh in the late 1800s.