A rather strange Bridgnorth artefact has been restored to the family whose name it bears. John Kenneth Banks was Bridgnorth town clerk from 1957 before he died at a young age in 1965, and the box in which the town clerk’s wig has been kept since that time is inscribed with his name. When his granddaughter, Lydia Stuart-Banks, followed in her grandfather’s footsteps and qualified as a solicitor, John’s widow Jean was keen to see if she could retain the ownership of the family heirloom for her granddaughter to store her own legal wig in. Jean Banks, who is a well-known town resident and was a local Justice of the Peace for over 20 years, was delighted to be able to make a donation for Bridgnorth Town Council to purchase a replacement wig box and is looking forward to presenting the box to her granddaughter on her wedding day this summer – in memory of the grandfather Lydia never knew.
The announcement that England is taking another step out of lockdown next week is welcome news for the events sector. Shropshire Festivals are now full