I am surprised no mention is made of the unusual building in the church grounds and next to the river. Used as a temporary mortuary when bodies were recovered from the river.
Wilford, April 12th 1960:
On talking to George Garment the Strelley estate woodsman, we discussed where he was born and where he walked every morning. He describes Wilford as “a little village that seemed to just sit on the border of the city; on the river flood plain”. Here many poets used to come and write their poetry and verse. The Ferry Inn used to be a coffee house and before that a Farmstead. It sits facing the river near to where the ferry crossing was before the construction of the bridge.
This village in its delightful settings sits on the bank of the River Trent. It is about 1.5 miles to the south of Nottingham by the ferry route and about 3 miles by road. At one time quite a few of the dwellings that belonged to some of the opulent…
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