Family Visit-Day 2 in Herefordshire

On the drizzly wet Saturday morning we met at the Benbow Pond and enjoyed that sacred spot where ancestors were baptized and so many hundreds of converts from this area joined the Church.

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We drove up the road a mile or so and went to the Castle Frome Church.

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I got Mom turning her head in this photo, but we loved seeing her at the christening font of her grandmother, Caroline Philpotts (1820).

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After lunch at the Hop Pocket, we drove down to the Gadfield Elm Chapel 175th anniversary celebration, where a little play was being held.

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Wilford Woodruff speaking.

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Choir, many from our Stroud ward.

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Willard Richards and others

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Our Stroud elders (Jones and Pailate).

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We drove a half hour to Roy and Libby’s home and Mom met her cousin Roy Winwood for the first time.

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Last stop of the day was the Croft Cottages…

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…where Mom’s great grandma Jane Elton Philpotts lived on one side and her great-grandma Ann Meyrick Elton lived on the other side…

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…which is now being restored

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Susan, the owner gave us each treasures they’ve found from the site.

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Lovely day! Cheerio!

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