An unusual approach to fundraising for a parish church,
Take money off children and then throw their teddy bears off the top of the bell tower, it’s all in a good cause you understand.
But only after adding a parachute;
it caused some tense moments
But it was Ok in the end
No soft toys were injured in the raising of this dosh, although some bears were a little ‘hefty’, they never the less made a safe decent.
It wouldn’t be a church belfry with out bats ( I love and champion bats, well some one has to, they are very ugly) however a rather beautiful velvety bat glove puppet made an elegant decent before reinforcing the myth, that bats get caught in you hair,
they don’t; well not real ones, their echo location if far to sophisticated for such an error
There has been a church on this site since the 12th century, one of the bells, still hanging in the tower but no longer rung, was cast in 1506. I love to hear church bells across the valley . The clock doesn’t seem to work, but never mind, it’s just marking time and that passes with or without a clock; take a look at the window (now blocked up) from a much earlier period than the clock, and gargoyles that surround it, they have been watching the passing of time for many years now.