Ancient silverware, robes and records

Leasingham Church open day. L-R Jan Shayes and Jean Cox of Leasingham. EMN-181119-094654001
Leasingham Church open day. L-R Jan Shayes and Jean Cox of Leasingham. EMN-181119-094654001

St Andrew’s Church’s Open Day in Leasingham proved to be very popular, with around 200 visitors keen to climb the tower to see the four bells, as well as taking photos of the village views.

People were also interested in old parish records of births, marriages and deaths dating back to the 1500’s. There was information on Leasingham men who fought in the First World War and a census from 1911. Displays of poppies marked the Armistice centenary, there was ancient communion silverware and Bishop Edward Trollope’s old robes.

Christmas crafts at Leasingham Village Hall. L-R Jane Bryan and Katie Calo of Pretty Little Fabulous, Leasingham. EMN-181119-094756001

Christmas crafts at Leasingham Village Hall. L-R Jane Bryan and Katie Calo of Pretty Little Fabulous, Leasingham. EMN-181119-094756001

A Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre was held at the same time in the village hall for the Air Ambulance.

Leasingham Church open day. Church Warden Jim Starbuck with Bishops Robes that used to be worn by Venerable Edward Trollope. EMN-181119-094638001

Leasingham Church open day. Church Warden Jim Starbuck with Bishops Robes that used to be worn by Venerable Edward Trollope. EMN-181119-094638001

Leasingham Church open day. L-R Rita Bond and Connie Hill of Leasingham looking at records of church furnishings. EMN-181119-094709001

Leasingham Church open day. L-R Rita Bond and Connie Hill of Leasingham looking at records of church furnishings. EMN-181119-094709001