Since 1680 the fires that blazed in the glasshouse at Whitefriars burnt unquenched for 300 years. When they moved site in 1923 a lit brazier was carried to their new site and used to light the first furnace, to keep up this tradition. Following the closure in October 1980, the site was quickly cleared and then demolished to make way for new developments. The aim of this page is to provide a legacy for the work undertaken at this magnificent site.

This site is dedicated to giving people the opportunity to re access a live version of and all its fantastic content. The site deserves to be up and running and I hope you all find it useful and easy to use. I dedicate it to Peter Olive the owner and creator of and all its content.

I aim to make the site a constantly growing arena of Whitefriars information so please please send information and pictures which you think would be enjoyed by others. I will include them and reference your content.  Please email all content to


 Web Site Pages and all content are Copyright © Peter Olive 2006 and Chris Woolman 2013. All pictures of other people's collections, auctions etc: copyright is with the original photographer &/or collection owner

A small selection of up to 5 pictures to which Peter Olive holds the copyright, may be posted elsewhere provided the website CD etc uses no paid for services or adverts to collect revenue and provided the poster attributes the picture to this website Peter Olive & Chris Woolman as owner and creator.

This website and content was only made possible due in large to All copyright for .org remains that of the Olive family. Expressed permission to reproduce all and any content is required from this site admin Chris Woolman.

 The upkeep of this site is paid for by your one stop art glass spot