His­tory week kicks off church cel­e­bra­tion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your News -

This year marks the 800th an­niver­sary of All Saints Church, Pas­ton, in Peter­bor­ough, and there is a year full of ac­tiv­i­ties and events planned to cel­e­brate this ma­jor milestone. The first of these events is a his­tory week from Fe­bru­ary 11 - 17. The church will be open from 9.30am to 4pm – ex­clud­ing Sun­day the 12th. En­trance is free (dona­tions wel­come) and in­side the church there will be many dis­plays of the his­tory of the church and the area of Gun­thorpe, Wal­ton and Pas­ton over 800 years. There will be many arte­facts, ex­hi­bi­tion ma­te­rial, pho­to­graphs, maps and reg­is­ters – some dat­ing from 1291. View the his­tory of one of the long­est roads in Peter­bor­ough, Ful­bridge Road; the com­ing of the rail­ways and the ways the com­mu­nity was built up from fields to the present conur­ba­tions of Gun­thorpe, Pas­ton and Wal­ton. The church will be wel­com­ing lo­cal schools to visit and the chil­dren will be shown round by cos­tumed guides such as: The Rev Joseph Pratt (60 years of min­istry at the church) and who was so elo­quent a speaker that a gallery (no longer present) had to be built to ac­com­mo­date the con­gre­ga­tion; and, as well, Ed­mund Mount seven who built almshouses on Pas­ton Rid­ings.

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