Church with oldest round tower in Norfolk opens its doors

St Peter’'s Church, Haveringland surrounded by a grazing pony. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero

St Peter’'s Church, Haveringland surrounded by a grazing pony. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero - Credit: Archant

An historic church that is normally closed to the public will open as part of this year's Heritage Open Days festival.

Nigel Boldero. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero

Nigel Boldero. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero - Credit: Archant

St Peter's, Haveringland is hosting displays and activities that will bring the history of the church, village, hall and former RAF Airfield alive.

And there will be stories featuring Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.

Nigel Boldero, one of the organisers, will dress as John Fella, a former gardener of Haveringland Hall.

He said: "I'm going to be helping children sow take-away broad bean pots, and we'll have a churchyard trail so people can find more about the people buried here."

Broad bean sowing with 18th century gardener ‘John Fella’. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero

Broad bean sowing with 18th century gardener ‘John Fella’. Pictures: supplied by Nigel Boldero - Credit: Archant


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The church, which is said to have the oldest round tower in Norfolk, will host a live video presentation of wartime memories of local people, and plans for major repairs and improvements to the church will be on display.

The three-day event runs on September 15, 21 and 22, from 1pm-4pm.

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