Item 5 - [Fr Hammond] to "Eddie" [Fr McBride]: Maintenance work; St Mary's Social Centre uninsured for vandalism

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA28-04-03-5


[Fr Hammond] to "Eddie" [Fr McBride]: Maintenance work; St Mary's Social Centre uninsured for vandalism


  • 2 August 1978 (Creation)

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1913: birth
?-1943: Section Leader Fire Service
1943: recalled to the Army
1943-1945: promoted from Private to Captain
1946[?]-1952: Osterley, Middlesex and Beda College, Rome
1952: Ordained
1969-1985 PP at King's Lynn
1988-1993: PP Aldeburgh
1993: retired
1999: died
Born in Peterborough. Intended to become a priest but a long illness prevented him from doing so. Served in the Peterborough Fire Service. Joined Suffolk Regiment as a private in 1940. Left the army as Captain in 1946 and studied for 6 years at Osterley & Beda College in Rome. Ordained and worked in Bedfordshire before moving to Aldeburgh.

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acc: 2021-7-8/1

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King's Lynn Parish deposit

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Need Bishop's permission to spend money (which they have) on maintenance and essential repairs. John Boon has sureveyed and obtained estimates from builders - Allflatts have the job. Social centre was vandalised and have been informed that the insurance did not cover vandalism as premiums too prohibitive for the Diocese to insure for that.


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