Sunday, 30 September 2012
All Saints church saw a steady stream of visitors for the Lincolnshire Heritage Open weekend, an annual event with special openings and events across Lincolnshire. This year's theme was Trade and Travel. Guided tours of the church were conducted by Carol Bennett, who talked herself hoarse explaining the church's history and many points of interest to the visitors. Light lunches were served and featured home-made sandwiches and cakes as well as cups of tea. Some visitors had made a special trip to visit All Saints, others called in when they saw the 'open' signs. All were welcome and expressed amazement at the quality of the interior.
The Saturday coincided with the annual Ride and Stride so we were also visited by a number of intrepid cyclists, including Gill Stokes and Ruth and Jim Eagle, who cycled a magnificent 43 miles. All funds raised by the ride are shared between the Lincolnshire Churches Trust and a church of the cyclist's choice.