Saturday, October 10

1859: The First Baptism

The registers record that the first baptism in the new St Peter's church took place 150 years ago today. Margaret Lambert, Daughter of Thomas and Anna Lambert (née McVay) was born on 7 May 1858 and baptised on 10 October 1859. It wasn't in the baptistery, of course - this was only opened in 1901. The original font stood at the back of the south aisle, close to where the statue of St Peter now stands.