A specially commissioned stained glass window was installed above the boys’ entrance to Churchill’s Hall earlier this week. The window, which depicts symbols of Salopian endeavour, was designed by Old Salopian James Wade of Arrol & Snell Ltd and made by Keith Brettle in Bridgnorth.
Heraldry experts and historians will be glad to know that the crown depicted is the correct crown of Edward VI. Commenting on this aspect of the window, Housemaster Richard Hudson said, ‘We had quite a big debate about whether to replace the generic crown usually depicted on the School crest with the correct crown, and I am very pleased that the interests of historical accuracy have prevailed.’
The window is to be dedicated to the memory of the late legendary F.M. (‘Fred’) Hall, a much-loved tutor in Churchill’s for over 30 years. A formal dedication will take place next term.