|Knight Frank & Rutley|
I thought I'd give you guys another sneak peak as to what I will be exhibiting. As you have read from the first sneak peak, it's got something to do with an old Nunnery that has been converted into apartments. I thought I'd just give you a bit more history of the place!
The Nunnery was originally called St Peters Covent and started up in 1861 in London. The Sisterhood started with just two Sisters who cared for patients who were discharged from a hospital but who needed more care than the hospital could provide for them. As the convent became more popular there was an issue of space so they moved to St Peters Home in Kilburn. This was where they stayed until 1944. In 1944, however, the convent was damaged by a flying bomb and a spacious convalescent home, which was built in Woking in 1883, became the community's main centre. The community of St Peter moved out during the late 1980s. The convent had become too large for their needs and too expensive to maintain. They relocated to a smaller location to the south of the main building and they occupy this new convent today.
|Postcard of the Convent|