SLIDESHOW: Heritage day proves popular at Isle church

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Scores of residents took in a bit of Isle history during a heritage open day at a village church.

More than 100 people came through the doors of St Oswald’s Church in Althorpe to learn about the Grade I listed building, which dates back to the 10th century.

(l-r) Pat Chaddock, of Althorpe, Alice Hadwick, of Keadby, Margaret Whitehead, of Keadby and Fiona Littlemore, of Keadby look at Fiona's patchwork quilt at a heritage trail open day at Althorpe Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Pat Chaddock, of Althorpe, Alice Hadwick, of Keadby, Margaret Whitehead, of Keadby and Fiona Littlemore, of Keadby look at Fiona's patchwork quilt at a heritage trail open day at Althorpe Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Visitors enjoyed a range of attractions, including displays of quilt work, sales of cards and other items and cookie making.

There was also a cake stall, hand massages, along with coffee, tea and soft drinks.

One of the main attractions was a display of nostalgia themed pictures, which had been donated for the day by members of the community.

They revealed how the church operated in days gone by throughout the last 100 years or so.

Margaret Senior, of Belton has a hand massage by Elaine Kutleseid (l) at a heritage trail open day at Althorpe Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Margaret Senior, of Belton has a hand massage by Elaine Kutleseid (l) at a heritage trail open day at Althorpe Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Meanwhile Jason Jones, of Keadby, provided the music by playing the organ at various intervals.

Reverend Timothy Buckley said: “It was great to see so many people come to the church and feel comfortable in their surroundings.

“Events like these are a great way to promote the church and show what it has to offer for the community.

“The church has a long history and it was nice to see people taking an interest.

“It shows that the church is more than just for worship. It is also a hub for the community to enjoy.”