Another chance to climb the spire

August 4th, 2008 David

Christine has just emailed to say:

More hot news off the press! I just heard from John Dodson, the architect, who has said that if we can get enough people together, he will do a similar spire climb for others – on possibly the 20th Sept (first day of the Waltham Fair).

I’ve already heard of a few people who said they would have like to have done it but were away/didn’t know about it, so it may well happen. Although the work will have started by then, climbers will be able to look down into the spire and see the construction – so there will be interest there, as well as the wonderful view from the top.

Anyone interested should contact me, Christine, on 01664 464802, or send an e-mail to Please let me know as soon as possible as there will be a maximum of 20 allowed up again, and it will have to be on a first come, first served basis.

As before, there will be a £50 charge for the climb – with all proceeds going to the Church Renovation Fund.

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Contract awarded

August 4th, 2008 David

Many thanks to Church warden, Christine, for this update…

The contract for repairing the spire has been appointed to Bowmans of Stamford, who are due to start the work on Mon 11th August. Work is expected to take place over 14 weeks and to finish before Christmas.

The architect has recommended that the spire is strengthened with a steel rod assembly, the cost of which will be circa £3,500. This would normally be seen as an improvement by the insurers, however they have agreed to pay 50% of the costs and the monies raised by the recent spire climb event will go towards the church’s 50%.

Future fundraising events include stalls at the Waltham Fair on 20th & 21st Sep and a Barn Dance with Ceilidh Band on the evening of 1st November at Waltham Village Hall – £8 per head to include supper – tickets from Riky on 01664 464710.

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