Scrap metal boost for church bell fund
PUBLISHED: 07:55 20 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:21 24 November 2015
Cry rings out for 'any old iron?' at All Saints
A call for ‘any old iron?’ has been ringing out in All Saints recently to help restore the parish church bells.
One of the innovative and more enterprising activities to raise money for the project has been the collection of scrap metal, which has then been sold for cash.
Organised by David Baker and Libby Dibble, of neighbouring Smallridge, almost in a Steptoe and Son-like manner, villagers were encouraged to deposit their scrap metal and bits and pieces for sale with them to add to the bell fund.
Numerous trips to scrap metal dealers EMR, of Chard, later, David and Libby were able to hand over a cheque for £313 to churchwardens Christine Galvin and Tracy Voysey.
The presentation took place at the monthly All Saints Church village breakfast, which is held in the village hall every second Saturday from 8am to noon.
Funding for the village’s bell repair fund is still being sought and any offers of financial help can be made to Libby Dibble, chairman of the Friends of All Saints Church, by calling her on 01297 34116.