Woodbury church anniversary success

SCORES of people turned out to enjoy a number of events held in Woodbury celebrating the 600th anniversary of St Swithun s tower consecration. Three days of festivities took place from Friday, September 25, through until last Sunday, September 27. The cel

SCORES of people turned out to enjoy a number of events held in Woodbury celebrating the 600th anniversary of St Swithun's tower consecration.

Three days of festivities took place from Friday, September 25, through until last Sunday, September 27.

The celebrations included a flower festival, school procession on the village green, a country fayre, a bird of prey demonstration and services held in St Swithun's Church.

Hazel Pyatt, church warden, said the success of the festivities had exceeded her greatest expectations.

She added: "We have had marvellous weather and support. I'm absolutely thrilled - it was everything we had hoped for.

"We went back to village roots with the type of traditional events held."

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Hazel commended the work of Sandra Hewish and Barbara Hill who helped organise the three-day-long anniversary celebrations.

"Without them, nothing would have happened," she explained.

"We can't thank the people of Woodbury enough for their support with the event. They have come to the church in their droves.