Willen Church Restoration Festival
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Willen Church Restoration Festival - June 1970

It was decided to hold a festival to celebrate the successful restoration of the Willen church. It was a remakable feat for a parish which, until 1985, had a population of only 45.

The festival included a performance by the Alberni String Quartet and a musical entertainment with the Guild of Gentlemen Trumpeters, New Mellstock Band and the Newport Pagnell Singers.
During the festival there was an exhibition on Robert Hooke in the north vestry,
Click on the control bar to hear Don Beamish's memories of the village festival.

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