At long last the first load of slates has arrived on site and our contractors are hard at work fitting them on the Nave roof. After the project was delayed by a year as we struggled to source the right kind of slate we are delighted to see the first ones going up on the church roof. Thank you so much to all those who have Sponsored A Slate or supported any of our other fundraising events and to those who so generously provided the grants which have made the repairs possible. These include the National Lottery (through the Heritage Lottery Fund), the National Churches Trust, the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and the AllChurchesTrust. Thank you for your support!
Would you like to be part of the history of the church? As part of the roof repair project we are going to place a time capsule in the church and we need your help to fill it. The roofs we are replacing are over 150 years old and we hope that the new ones will last just as long. Therefore we are going to leave a time capsule to be opened 150 years from now - in 2167.
We would like local children to write a story or draw a picture to show what Newton and/or Linton will be like in 2167. You can find out how to enter on our Time Capsule page, where you will also find some facts about how the villages have changed in the last 150 years.
The entries will be displayed as part of our next exhibition and the very best will be placed in the time capsule itself.
This activity, as well as the roof repairs , would not have been possible without the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
All Saints Roof Repair Project Team.