Completed Events

 

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Classical Concert

Concert flyer

 

 

The completion of the project was marked by a classical concert in St James's church on Friday 10th September 2010.

Performed by the string quintet Pentatonic (two violins, two violas and a cello) this wonderful group of professional musicians are friends who enjoy playing together when they have time off from national and international commitments and particularly love playing in small country churches.

The concert was very much enjoyed by a large audience in the church and the event raised a sum of over £484 for Church funds.

If you have Adobe Reader installed and would like to view the full poster used for the event click here.

Thursday 9th September 2010

VISIT BY MARSHFIELD SCHOOL

 

On 9th September 2010, around 60 pupils from Marshfield school visited West Littleton and St James's church. The objective of the visit was to give the children an opportunity to start learning about the history and heritage of the church and churchyard.

 

The pupils were split into four groups, each group completing a circuit of activities including a tour of West Littleton with the task of completing a questionnaire about historical aspects of the village, a church trail around the churchyard and the church with another questionnaire to be completed. Activities in the churchyard included presentations on the work of conservation of the tombs and memorials and the special features discovered, learning about the local geology and its impact on the church and an opportunity to see an exhibition of the tools and materials used during the project. Some of the pupils were able to try out stone carving for themselves - a very popular activity!

 

The visit attracted the interest of the local TV programme 'Points West' and the BBC were there filming the highlights of the event.

 

Thursday 9th September 2010

VISIT BY MARSHFIELD SCHOOL

 

On 9th September 2010, around 60 pupils from Marshfield school visited West Littleton and St James's church. The objective of the visit was to give the children an opportunity to start learning about the history and heritage of the church and churchyard.

 

The pupils were split into four groups, each group completing a circuit of activities including a tour of West Littleton with the task of completing a questionnaire about historical aspects of the village, a church trail around the churchyard and the church with another questionnaire to be completed. Activities in the churchyard included presentations on the work of conservation of the tombs and memorials and the special features discovered, learning about the local geology and its impact on the church and an opportunity to see an exhibition of the tools and materials used during the project. Some of the pupils were able to try out stone carving for themselves - a very popular activity!

 

The visit attracted the interest of the local TV programme 'Points West' and the BBC were there filming the highlights of the event.

 

Monday 2nd August 2010

PRESENTATION FOR MARSHFIELD AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

 

On the evening of Monday, 2nd August, over 50 people attended the presentation for the Marshfield and District Local History Society given by Nimbus Conservation about the work on the chest tombs and memorials at St Jamesís Church. It was a warm and fine evening which was perfect for strolling around the site and learning about the project.

 

After a short introduction in the church everyone moved into the churchyard where the nine listed church tombs were at different stages of conservation. Some were simply being re-pointed and others were being completely dismantled to allow the foundations to be re-laid and stabilised. Jez Fry (Director) and Corinne Evans (Senior Conservator) explained the philosophy behind their approach to the project and demonstrated the techniques and materials being used. One of the dismantled tombs was laid out on display so visitors could see the full details of the construction. Local historian Gwynne Stock was also on hand to explain the details of a 19th century burial chamber which had been uncovered earlier in the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting documents

 

The original application to the Heritage Lottery Fund can be viewed here.

Marshfield Primary School statement of intent.

Bath Chronicle article July 2010 by kind permission

Church Trail Q and A.

Village Trail Q and A.