In 1972, Sister Benedicta celebrates 50 years service to the Poor Clares.

In 1972, Sister Benedicta celebrates 50 years service to the Poor Clares.

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Title Sister Benedicta celebrates half a century service at the Poor Clare's Convent in Hereford.
Description Sister Benedicta was 70 when photo was taken. The occasion was celebratory mass her half a century serving with the closed religious community, the Poor Clare's Convent in Hereford. She had joined as a 20-year-old in 1922 as Winifred Taylor from Birkenhead. She adopted her new name, Sister Benedicta, when she entered the convent. In her fifty years with the Poor Clare's, she only stepped outside the convent three times for medical appointments. On those rare occasions, she was shocked by the mini skirts and was scared to cross the road. She had never listened to pop music and had not seen a film since the silent movies days of her youth. Story appeared in the Sunday Mirror on July 9th, 1972.
Photographer / artist Derek Evans
Publisher Derek Evans Studio
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Date 1972
Type Image
Format Photograph
Identifier CJ42-5-25-59
Area Unknown
Collection Holder Unknown