Church of England Diocese of Ely Wretton with Stoke Ferry

USAF gives TLC to Wretton church

11 Sep 2021, 9 a.m.
<div><div><div> By Jenny Beake</div><div></div><div><strong> Published:</strong> 16:41, 31 August 2021</div> <div><strong> | Updated:</strong> 16:43, 31 August 2021</div></div><div></div></div><hr><hr><div>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Over the last few years, volunteers from Mathies have been helping with improving the 12th century All Saints Church, which has been a focal part of the village life and needed a great deal of work undertaken.</span>

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Anthony Moore said: "The USAF volunteers greatly assisted in lime washing the inside walls and the work clearing centuries of plant invasion on the graves, many over 150 Old.

"During their work last Saturday they uncovered the grave of Charles Vader a major pioneer in eye surgery in the mid 1800s.

"Another work party of 16 volunteers from the USAF will be with us on Saturday, September 11. We hope they will be able to clear the guttering, paint the grave cast iron fencing and clear centuries of detritus from the graves, and cut back encroaching tree branches.

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"I would like to say, without their help, our parish volunteers would have been overwhelmed by the amount of work needing to be undertaken."

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