Glanton U R Church, Belfry and Clock

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In and around The Church

Over the years, I have had many opportunities to take some interesting photos of various events in and around the United Reform Church in Glanton.

In 2014 it became apparent that the Belfry was in urgent need of repair and added protection against a local flock of pigeons that had adopted it and turned it into a very large nesting and roosting box. Scaffolding was erected and this had the bonus of providing a high-level platform from which a series of photos of the Village, from a more unusual angle, could be taken.

It also provided an excellent view point of Emma and her bridal carriage on her way to her wedding in June 2014!

The Church Clock and Bells has also needed some maintenance in recent times, having kept the Village on time since 1891. This provided an opportunity to record a time-piece that was made in a time when things were made to last.

The ā€˜Nā€™ also fell off the weather vane which necessitated the skills of a steeple jack to fix it back on and hence more photos!

Glanton Church on Chistmas Eve, 2010.
Emma, with her Grandfather, on her way to her wedding in June, 2014.

Above: The Church War Memorial plaque, inside the Church.

Left: Mike and Pam Bridges farewell. Harvest Festival time. October 2009.

Below left: The Church and Village, prior to The Great War, in about 1905.

Below right: Harvest Festival time, 2009.

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