Drayton church appeals for wedding photos  

StMargaretsDraytonSt Margaret's Church in Drayton is appealing for photographs of weddings that have taken place in the church through the years as part of a project to support urgent structural repairs.

St Margaret’s Church in the heart of Drayton, near Norwich, needs some urgent structural repairs including re-thatching of the Nave roof, repair and installation of surface water drains and replacement of a rusty structural support beam - the choir vestry is currently supported by steel props.
 
The fundraising team have been fortunate in their efforts with the final funding needed to be covered by a grant of £57,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Places of Worship grant scheme.
 
As part of the project the team are planning a Heritage Open Day to showcase the history of the building.  They are inviting local people to share their memories including a display of photographs through the years of weddings that have taken place in the Church.
 
Churchwarden Sylvia Barwick said: “If you were married at St Margaret’s, are you willing to provide a photograph for inclusion in the display? We already have promises of photos from the 1940's and possibly one from just after the First World War. Can even more be found from these early years?”
 
Other parts of the project include Drayton CofE Junior School producing a heritage trail around the village and there will be activities focused on the uses of Norfolk reed.
 
If you can help with the search for photographs please contact Churchwarden Sylvia Barwick on 01603 260851.


Photo: © Copyright Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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