A pew surprises

PUBLISHED: 13:02 12 October 2007 | UPDATED: 20:10 01 June 2010

HAVING A SCARF: the open day is given a sporty feel by Derek Nightingale.

HAVING A SCARF: the open day is given a sporty feel by Derek Nightingale.

Paintings, model railways and football memorabilia were just some of the many displays in a Fenland church as part of its first open day for three years. Demonstrations of quilting and Victorian decoupage were also features of the Leverington Church open

ANIMALS MAGIC:  Ryk Parkinson with his display of farmyard models.

Paintings, model railways and football memorabilia were just some of the many displays in a Fenland church as part of its first open day for three years.

Demonstrations of quilting and Victorian decoupage were also features of the Leverington Church open day on Saturday.

It gave the church a chance to display its collection of handbells and church silver, with people showing off their own collections ranging from model cars and farm vehicles, to pictures of Leverington from bygone days.

About 40 people also made the most of the chance to climb the church tower, one of the tallest towers in the area which takes in views across three counties.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: a display of model vehicles was provided by Brian Smith.

Flower displays tied in with the open day and added a variety of colour inside the church, which also celebrated its harvest festival service on Sunday.

Derek Nightingale, chairman of the Friends of Leverington Church, said: "We put out a pot for donations and that, along with refreshments, helped us make £450 although the main aim of the day was to give people the chance to have a look around.


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