THIS video takes the viewer on a tour of the 650(plus)-year-old
church of St Mary in the centre of the market and floral town of
As a bonus, the viewer can relax in
their armchair and visit places in the church that not even the visitors
to St Mary's can see.
In the central, octagonal,
tower the camera goes into the ringing chamber as the team of bellringers ring for a wedding; and into the bell chamber from where the church's eight bells peal out.
dangerous place for the unwary when several hundredweight of bells are
swinging around in the bells frame!
Without having to move from
their armchairs, the video viewers find themselves on the top of the sandstone
tower. And a lot more relaxed than the cameraman who made the climb in
reality to capture the scene.
A magnificent view of the town and
surrounding countryside from 100 feet up in the air is to be enjoyed.
The video guide on the tour
of the church is the late Harold Forster
MBE who was one of the church's emeritus (retired) tour guides - a man who knew what
he was talking about.
Harold wrote the commentary as well
as speaking it. The commentary was recorded by Neil Murray who sadly
died before the next project of the "team",
"Curious South Cheshire", was completed.
The video costs £10 for
the (approximately) 40-minute programme, and all proceeds go to the
restoration fund of St
Mary's Parish Church, Nantwich.
Outlets: Nantwich Book Shop.
The video is duplicated by
Downstream of Nantwich.