Let the repair work begin…

Let the repair work begin…

The 14th September 2020 marked a significant milestone for the Flamstead Heritage Project: the first lorry arrived onsite to start the 9-month work of repair and restoration at St Leonard’s Church! I’m sure you’ll forgive a personal perspective on...

Flamstead Children’s Village Show

With our annual Scarecrow Festival and traditional horticultural show with its popular dog show both cancelled this year due to COVID-19, opportunities for children and families to relax and have fun after 6 months of restrictions seemed limited. We had planned...

Scarecrows tell the heritage story

Visitors to St Leonard’s Church during Flamstead’s Autumn Fayre will have encountered a scarecrow group of 13th century stonemasons busy going about the task of widening the building – and encouraging the 21st century onlookers to lend a hand! This...

The spell of St Leonard’s

I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last, to fall under the spell of St Leonard’s Church – that wonderful, craggy, 900-year-old assembly of stones, bricks, glass, wood, lead and copper sat there in the middle of our churchyard. Through being...