The band is giving a fundraising concert in All Saints Church, North Moreton, on Sunday 20 September at 6.30 PM.
A 2-course farmhouse supper will be served during the interval, with wine. Tickets are £15 per person, available on the door (but please Martin know if you can come – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07931 376501 – so they get numbers right for catering).
The church bells’ glorious chimes have rung out for more than 600 years, but there was a risk that they might have fallen silent forever if not repaired. The bell frame at the Grade I listed church in Wallingford Road was built to fit six bells but only five were ever cast. The two heaviest date from the 14th and 16th centuries, and the remaining three are not in tune.
A committee was formed with the original task of raising £50,000 so that repairs can be carried out, the first since 1905.
The plan grew into tuning the three lightest bells, providing new fittings, installing a new rope guide, adding a new treble bell…and installing a kitchen and toilet in the church…and the total cost grew to £150,000, of which £130,000 has been raised, and the work has almost been completed. Proceeds from our concert will go towards the remaining £20,000.
Do come along!
Blewbury Brass Band will be playing at the Upton Fete during the afternoon of Saturday 5 September.
Apart from Blewbury Brass Band, highlights of the fete include a dog show, delicious jams and chutneys, and tea with an extraordinary variety of cake!