‘Two-in-one-day’ visit offer to local history lovers 

Lovers of local history are being offered an opportunity to hear the fascinating stories behind one of the oldest castles in the North of England and a church once ravaged by fire but now rated as among the most beautiful places of worship in the region.

Friends of St Edmund’s Church, Sedgefield, are inviting expressions of interest for a two-in-one-day visit on Thursday, May 2nd, to Brancepeth Castle and the neighbouring village church of St.Brandon’s.

The visit will include tours and talks at each venue and morning coffee, lunch and tea at the castle.

Organisers believe it will be one of their popular trips and say there is already ‘considerable interest’ even though the cost has still to be calculated.

Preliminary reservations can be made by contacting membership secretary Brian Mutch on 01740 622302, secretary Alison Hodgson on 01740 620912 or Anne Eyley on 01740 645854.

Further information and details of cost will be made available when numbers determine whether a coach will be hired or the visit made in members’ cars.


Article courtesy of Ron Eyley


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