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St Peters Hargrave

St Peter's

 

CHURCH BELL and CLOCK

Thank you to all who have answered the call and made a donation to St Peter's Church Clock and Bell Appeal – there has been a magnificent response and it means that the order can now be placed with Smith of Derby to put the repair and renewals work in hand. We will ourselves be responsible for providing, erecting and dismantling the scaffolding both internally and externally to permit safe access at high level for the clockmaker. Whilst this is in place, it will be the opportunity to inspect the spire structure and the cedar shingles that cover it and undertake any essential remedial works. There are also main roof tiles that need re-fixing or replacing. It's not too late if you would still like to consider making a donation and join the 30 local families and the Parish Council who have contributed to date. Thank you again.

Edward Thornton-Firkin for Hargrave Parochial Church Council

 

JOHN WHITTLE

The parish has been saddened by the recent death of John Whittle. John came to live in Hargrave some 40 years ago when he took early retirement from Shell. He was immensely interested in the history of the area and on finding there was little published about the twin villages of Hargrave and Huxley, formed a local history group and set about encouraging many residents to undertake research on the villages. The results were incorporated in     A History of Hargrave and Huxley of which John was the editor and principle contributor. The book is still available and amongst many other topics relates the story and achievements of Sir Thomas Moulson, born in Hargrave towards the end of the 16th century, and who provided funds for having St Peter's built in 1627, initially doubling up as a school. John – you will be sadly missed.


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