Bardwell Church gives lucky visitors the chance to explore its tower in bi-annual event
Lucky visitors to Bardwell Church got the chance to climb the steps of its tower over the weekend – an opportunity which only comes round twice a year.
The event, earlier today, saw members of the public take a look inside the 15th Century tower, which is distinctive because it has a 100ft tall spirette.
Visitors were surely stunned by views from the 86ft-high parapet once they climbed to the top, looking out over the village and Steam Threshing event, which was also on at the weekend, down below.
On a good day, the wind turbines at Eye airfield can be seen at a staggering 12 miles away.
As well as the views, visitors also got the chance to get up close to the tower’s chiming cage clock from 1659 and medieval wooden bell frame.
Although it was replaced with a steel frame in 2009, it still holds eight bells – some of which date back to the 18th Century.
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