St Giles – Laws Memorial Window

The main figures in this four-light window are Caedmon and St Hilda. Caedmon cared for animals at the monastery of Whitby Abbey when St Hilda was abbot. According to Bede, Caedmon learned to compose songs as a result of a vision. Beneath Caedmon is shown a harp; while below St Hilda is a representation of Whitby Abbey on its cliff.

Text at the base of window states: “In memory of a faithful chorister Fred Victor Laws who died 23rd June 1962. This window is installed at the wish of his widow Hilda.”

Mr Laws was a chorister at St Giles’ for 37 years. His wife, Hilda, who died in July 1968, served as a chorister at St Giles’ for 40 years.

The window was designed by Whitefriars Stained Glass Studios of Wealdstone, Middlesex and was erected in 1971/72.1

1. The Church of St Giles West Bridgford Nottingham – A Visitor’s Guide 1999

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