Former Frenchay stained glass window to go on display
Published on: 29 Dec 2015
A STAINED glass window rescued from Ward 25 in Frenchay Hospital is about to go on display at Frenchay Village Museum.
The colourful celebration of Pudsey Bear and Children in Need was originally in a room that was housed the children’s hospital radio, Radio Lollipop.
Roy Oaten of JB Glass removed and repaired the window. Richard Thomas of PTIT Solutions in Frome Valley Road and Jeff Feltham of Exhibition and Displays Direct in Staple Hill offered to make an illuminated display panel to allow the stained glass to be shown to its best advantage.
The restored window was delivered to the museum in early December and volunteers were due to install it on the landing over Christmas.
Alan Freke, from the museum, said: “We’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to those who have so generously supported us in this project. We hope people will visit in the new year to see the window.”
The museum also has an exhibition by the Frenchay bellringers to mark 25 years since Frenchay church had a ring of bells installed by parishioners and friends. The was the first new ring of bells in the Diocese of Bristol since 1932.
The museum is at the junction of Begbrook Park and Frenchay Park Road, just inside Entrance “B” of the hospital. It’s open from January 6 on Sat. and Sun. 2-5pm, and Wed. 1-4pm. Entry is free.