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Notable People and Places of Wrentham

As part of Wrentham’s 350th anniversary celebration, the committee planning this year’s events has asked residents to submit memories of significant people and places in the town’s history. Following is a submission the anniversary committee shared with Local Town Pages. Visit to see the complete story and photos.

The Heartwarming Story of Two Wrenthams

In January of this year, Wrentham community member, Kristine Brown, reached out to us to share a wonderful story. She and her British husband, Barry, had visited Wrentham, England, some 35-40 years ago and had the pleasure of meeting with the town’s mayor. It’s worth noting that Wrentham, MA was named after Wrentham, England, where John Thurston and other settlers hailed from. After Barry’s recent passing, Kristine came across postcards that they’d received from Wrentham, England, along with articles from an English newspaper and the Sun Chronicle. We were thrilled to meet with Kristine where she fondly recalled sharing a glass of wine early in the morning with the mayor and visiting a local elementary school to answer questions from the students.

We’d like to express our gratitude to Kristine for sharing the news clippings and postcards of Wrentham, England, with all of us today.

Compiled by Grey Almeida, Wrentham 350 Anniversary Committee Member.