The ‘Bridean’ was the house journal of St Bride Foundation and contains many fascinating glimpses into the past. This photograph is from the 1927-28 volume, beautifully bound of course, and shows jolly activities at the St Bride Sports Ground in Blackheath. Obviously the 1928 Olympics generated as much community involvement as do the current games.
The Foundation has always been for the community and part of the community in Fleet Street and the Farringdon area and this is continuing today.
Apart from recording the many activities within the foundation the Bridean gives us a unique snapshot of life in EC4 at the time. For some strange reason, best known to the editor, on page 111 there is the following limerick….
There was a young maid of St Bride,
Who ate some green apples and died,
The apples fermented
Inside the lamented
And turned to cyder inside her inside.