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Church’s historic tales made available to view

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 October 2017

Chelvey Church.

Chelvey Church.

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Interesting stories and records from a Chelvey church will be available to view before they are transferred to the archives in Taunton.

St Bridget’s Church, in Chelvey Road, will be making its documents available on October 21.

Among the contents of the Armada Chest is a cowbell which was rung for the induction of a new rector in 1942.

Churchwarden Tony Stirratt said: “They normally rang the church bells, but this was not allowed because it was wartime and it was a sign of invasion. So they rang the cowbell instead.

“There are all sorts of interesting and funny things in here.

“But some of the documents need restoring, and they shouldn’t really be in a church.”

The documents will be available to view on October 21 from 10am-12.30pm. They will then be taken to the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton.

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