Sisters from the Carmelite Order of Presteign repoint brick wall

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Sisters from the Carmelite Order of Presteign repoint brick wall

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Title Two Sisters of the Carmelite Order working hard on a church wall.
Description Black and white photograph of nuns in work clothes repointing brick wall. They were Sisters of the Carmelite Order from Presteigne and for a while known as the ‘building nuns of Presteigne’ as they were subsequently styled by the local press, built the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Thérèse. The nuns purposely generated publicity to attract funds and the enterprise also became the subject of a Pathé news film. The nuns left the convent in 1988 but the church, now listed, still functions as the local Catholic church. 1970.
Photographer / artist Derek Evans
Publisher Derek Evans Studio
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Date Undated
Type Image
Format Photograph
Identifier CJ42-5-25-23
Area Unknown
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