Colour illustration of All Saint's Church on High Street in Oxford. Originally built in 1122 the church had to be rebuilt following the spire's collapse in 1700. After being redesigned by Henry Aldrich (the Dean of Christ Church) the church was rebuilt in 1720 under the auspices of Nicholas Hawksmoor. The church was made the city church in 1896 following the demolition of St Martin's. All Saint's, however, was replaced as city church by St Michael at the North Gate and deconsecrated in 1975. The church is now the Lincoln College Library.

Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I service of brothers John and Albert Victor Peile, who both died in the conflict. Younger brother Albert enlisted first. He was a 22-year-old unmarried clerk when he enlisted on 27 August 1914, service number 769, 3rd Battalion. He served in Gallipoli and later France, and was eventually promoted to the rank of corporal. He died in Bullecourt, France on 4 May 1917; his body was never found. He is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. His brother John Peile was a 38-year-old unmarried miner when he enlisted on 25 June 1915, service number 2662, 2nd Battalion. He also served in in Gallipoli and France, and was similarly promoted to corporal. He died in France on 18 September 1918 and is buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Their mother died only a few years later in 1926, aged 73.

Their niece was Mrs M. J. Hitchens, the donor. Margaret Joan Hitchens (1916-?) was the daughter of Albert and John's sister Alice and her husband John Henry Dinwoodie.

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Church with spire visible down narrow, curved street.

Physical Description

Colour reproduction of a painting, printed onto paper.

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