Luard Research Trip
|| Visiting locations associated with Kate
|As part of our HLF funded project,
volunteers undertook a research trip, visiting a number of Essex
locations associated with the highly decorated nurse, Kate
We began in Aveley,
looking at the location of the now lost rectory where she was
born and lived for many years with her twelve brothers and
sisters. She left Aveley 1887 to attend Croydon High School
We moved on to Birch, where her father
became vicar in 1892 and where he is buried in the churchyard.
The church is now redundant and in need of repairs.
||We then moved on to Wickham Bishops where
we were able to look at Abbotts, the home to which she retired
and in which she lived with two of her sisters.
|We walked cross the road from Abbotts to
St. Bartholomew’s, the parish church
for Wickham Bishops where she was buried after her death in
1962, close to the graves of her two sisters.
Return to top This page last updated on