The Bishop visits Kirkby on Bain…in 1801

pottedHistory_gentsMag_150John Dudley, who researches and produces information and publicity materials for the Bain Valley Group of Churches, has found an article about St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby on Bain, in the Gentleman’s Magazine,1801. It describes a visit by the Bishop of the time: there’s a description of the church, which was then in a state of dilapidation, and an amusing account of a conversation with a churchwarden.

You can read the story here, as a series of images taken from the original document. Stay with it; there’s a rather unexpected punch-line…………..
Related page

Advertisements

One thought on “The Bishop visits Kirkby on Bain…in 1801

  1. Pingback: Help chronicle our village heritage | Kirkby on Bain

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s