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 it with the intention of
rebuilding it at its present location. However in the end only the tower was rebuilt using old
stonework with the main body of the church built to a new design by local architect John Bevan.
The church 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.