Bill's Lecture - Wollescote

 
 

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Bill's Lecture

Brierley Hill

Dudley

Dudley Wood

Cradley Heath

Cradley

Wollescote

Stourbridge

Yardley

Stourton

Kinver

Romsley

Arley

 

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Bethesda, Cradley

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Great Witley

Summary


My own church, St Andrews at Wollescote, and we put a window in there. And I didn't design it, the architect designed it and I had to carry it out. He wanted it showing the flames of the Trinity and he wanted it be painting his little baptistery completely black, the walls, so that the flames would appear to be coming out of the font, as you moved about the church, and that's a little pebble window on either side of it. It was almost a black ruby glass I used at the bottom, and shading up and shading up through deep red, pale red, orange, amber up to gold that you see at the top. Like that. Very effective it does look, when the sun's shining on it.

And the pebble windows, also, this is more some sweepings up of the floor, you know, little bits of scrap, all leaded now, like that into little circles and rings. And it looks very effective because itís very deep and dark glass and with the black paint on the walls it brings out the colour more than anything.