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Posted by Madeleine Wang | 25 April 2018 | Uncategorized
Tugby Heritage & History Group

Tugby Heritage & History Group on 4th March held its inaugural open meeting in the church where 44 people attended a talk given by Geoff Rowden entitled 'Lay of the Land'. Using post-war ariel photographs, historical maps and archived historical records, he illustrated how Tugby had changed since Roman times, describing the rich heritage found...

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Posted by Carrie | 25 April 2018 | Uncategorized
Tugby Tower Project Update April 2018

We are now approaching the project’s sunset. Most invoices have been received and bills paid and a final tranche of HLF paperwork is in the process of being completed: management accounts, maintenance schedule, licensing arrangements for digital outputs, and completion of our photo library details and one last leaflet. It has been a long haul...

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Posted by Sally Webb | 10 July 2017 | Tower Project
Hats off for an excellent hard hat tower tour! (Published belatedly)

Here's one group of intrepid explorers happily peering over during their ascent to the top of the tower.  Geoff Beetham of Stone Edge conducted tours of the tower, while Carl Andrews of Soul Architects gave insight into the changes inside the church.  The tower roof is nearing completion, with new beams supporting the ancient original oak...

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Posted by Sally Webb | 13 February 2017 | Tower Project
Calling All Bell Ringers!

Alan Rees writes: The call went out - Tugby church needs more bell ringers! The call was answered; In December half a dozen or so villagers met in the belfry to learn the new skill of campanology. The bell ropes hanging down reminded me of medieval torture equipment and looking at the pensive faces of...

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Posted by Sally Webb | 11 January 2017 | Tower Project
Ancient church tower in East Leicestershire secures significant Heritage Lottery Fund investment for urgent repairs.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded St Thomas Beckett Church, Tugby, £154,100, for urgent repairs to the tower roof and internal structures. Specifications for the grant award include improved access arrangements in the bell chamber and the installation of a lightening conductor. These repairs and improvements will ensure the tower is made watertight and...

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Posted by Sally Webb | 17 December 2016 | Tower Project
Tugby tower on BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester's Ady Dayman visited Tugby recently to learn more about the £15,000 grant awarded to the Tower Project by the National Churches Trust (see our previous post here). Ady enjoyed part of Tugby Primary School's nativity play at the church before interviewing Madeleine Wang, project leader on the Tower Project. You can listen...

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Posted by Sally Webb | 17 December 2016 | Tower Project
Tugby featured in national newspaper

"A Leicestershire church that stood before the Norman Conquest ... will enjoy a share of more than £500,000 distributed by National Churches Trust," the national newspaper Church Times reported this week. The article (which, unfortunately, can only be accessed online by subscribers) features a photograph of the church, and reports that "St Thomas Becket, Tugby, an...

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