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Hatter plans to put a lid on church’s Easter service

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:44 03 March 2020

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham with one of her fifty hat designs, which will be worn by the congregation of Aylsham church this Easter.  Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham with one of her fifty hat designs, which will be worn by the congregation of Aylsham church this Easter. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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Easter Sunday at a north Norfolk church will be ‘topped off’ in style thanks to one parishioner’s creative flair.

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury
Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sara Barton-Wood's love of lids has led her to create more than 50 distinctive pieces.

Mrs Barton-Wood, from Wymondham, said: "My husband and I used to sail, and I thought I really ought to protect my face so I bought a sun hat. I thought it was a bit plain, so I decorated it, and I got so many positive comments I thought I would have to do them for church."

Mrs Barton-Wood said it took her several days to create each hat.

"I raid charity shops in Wymondham and Aylsham, strip off the decorations, spray them another colour and then add my own decorations."

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil DidsburySara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Mrs Barton-Wood's father lives in Aylsham and they go to services the town's parish church together.

She said she had agreed with the church's curate, Jack Brandford, to bring her entire collection along to an Easter Sunday service on April 12 for women to wear.

The collection of hats which will be worn for the Easter Sunday service at Aylsham church. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe collection of hats which will be worn for the Easter Sunday service at Aylsham church. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sara Barton-Wood has over fifty hat designs which will get an airing at Aylsham church on Easter Sunday. Picture: Neil DidsburySara Barton-Wood has over fifty hat designs which will get an airing at Aylsham church on Easter Sunday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

One of the beautiful homemade hats that Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take to Aylsham church on Easter Sunday. Picture: Neil DidsburyOne of the beautiful homemade hats that Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take to Aylsham church on Easter Sunday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of themed hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil DidsburySara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of themed hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury
Sara Barton-Wood from Wymondham will take her collection of hats to Aylsham church where women in the congregation can wear one for the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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