Heritage trail at ’mini Cathedral’ of the Fens sight

Jane Brady of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk, follows a gargoyle trail with Natalie Lunt, project officer for Heritage Lincolnshire.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Jane Brady of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk, follows a gargoyle trail with Natalie Lunt, project officer for Heritage Lincolnshire. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • Day of reminiscence for Algarkirk community

A village of about 400 people had its day in the sun when Algarkirk hosted a reminiscence day fete for four hours on a sunny Sunday.

Victorian garden games. a grotesque hunt, home-baked cakes and some Tales from the Heartwood with storyteller and community artist Joy Pitt.

Storyteller Joy Pitt brought her Tales from the Heartwood to entertain the children of Algarkirk.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Storyteller Joy Pitt brought her Tales from the Heartwood to entertain the children of Algarkirk. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The day was organised by the Algarkirk Major Project Group (AMPG) who are trying to raise about £2 million for modernisation work on St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Algarkirk, the main venue for the fete and known as “the mini-cathedral of the Fens”.

AMPG leader Di Reid said: “I was head of art at Thomas Cowley Primary School, Donington, when I found out about the architecture of the church which made it so extraordinary and unique.

“That is the group’s driving force to keep St Peter and St Paul going, which is why we put on a day of fun where people could come in and appreciate all the work that’s gone on here.”

The project has the support of Heritage Lincolnshire whose officer Natalie Lunt said: “The day was about attracting attention and getting people on board with the historical side of Algarkirk.”

The group’s driving force is to keep St Peter and St Paul’s Church going, which is why we put on a day of fun where people could come in and appreciate all the work that’s gone on here

Di Reid, Algarkirk Major Project Group

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