Bells ring out in Victorian Benington

Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'L-R) Andrew West  and Brian Addison of the Boston Veteran Cycle Club with Bennington community heritage trust members  Kevin Pinner, Robert Bell, Kerry Francis, Irene Presgrave, Judy Crowe and 'Peter Aiers - Churches Conservation Trust
Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'L-R) Andrew West and Brian Addison of the Boston Veteran Cycle Club with Bennington community heritage trust members Kevin Pinner, Robert Bell, Kerry Francis, Irene Presgrave, Judy Crowe and 'Peter Aiers - Churches Conservation Trust

THE bells rang from Benington’s church for the first time in eight years at the weekend.

More than 500 people turned out to the Victorian-themed open day at All Saints Church, where visitors could come in and have their say about how it will be used in future.

Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'News Angle - there has been a recent community consultation exercise where residents were asked what they would like church to be used for. Now voting on 6 options. L-R) Isabel Assaly Churches Conservation Trust talks to Benington resident Harry Lee.

Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'News Angle - there has been a recent community consultation exercise where residents were asked what they would like church to be used for. Now voting on 6 options. L-R) Isabel Assaly Churches Conservation Trust talks to Benington resident Harry Lee.

Benington Community Heritage Trust is working on turning the previously disused Grade I listed church into a multi-use community venue.

Visitors, from as far away as New Zealand and London, attended on Saturday and enjoyed scarecrow making, bead and card making, a Victorian sweet shop, a punch and judy show and other attractions, including an evening concert.

Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'Scarecrow making competition L-R) Jessica Bell (11) 'Kitty cooper (11) from Benington

Boston. Saturday 10 September 2011'Benington Church Victorian themed Open Day'Scarecrow making competition L-R) Jessica Bell (11) 'Kitty cooper (11) from Benington