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Refurbishment of Memorial Rail – completed summer 2014

Project completed summer 2014 – cost £350

The memorial rail which crosses the church between the pulpit and the organ manual commemorates the sacrifice of local people during the First World War.

Over the years some of the lettering had become cracked or was missing, the varnish had deteriorated and some of the fluting was damaged. It was decided by the PCC that it would be appropriate – in this centenary year remembering the First World War – to repair and renovate the rail. The Friends agreed to underwrite the cost of the work.

The work was undertaken by church member James Taylor who generously donated his labour free-of-charge. The work involved re-making the damaged letters in lead, removing and replacing old varnish and shellac and repairing some of the fluting. It is understood that in all this amounted to some twenty hours of work.

The Friends paid for the cost of materials used.


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