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The two stained glass panels which are proposed for the upper halves of the two-light window facing east above the Corporation pews in the Parish Church, bear the Borough arms and the coat of arms of the Grenville family.

30.3.1951 Bideford Paterson stained glass

Mr Paterson has been at considerable pains to ensure the authenticity of the Grenville arms and was advised by the College of Arms. Mr Paterson’s work in stained glass has been further recognised, his design for a Church memorial window having been accepted for display in the ‘Art in the Churches’ section of the Festival of Britain exhibition at Lambeth Palace, London. It was from this design that Mr Paterson made the Royal Air Force memorial window which is now in the Church of St James, Castle Eden, Co Durham.

Gazette article dated 30 March 1951

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