Elsing to celebrate return of restored plough

Elsing will mark the return of its newly restored 100-year-old “Gallus” plough to St Mary’s church as part of a special celebration on Sunday 9 September from 10 am – 5 pm.

St Mary's Elsing

The plough, which was made by Larkmans of Besthorpe, was donated by a local farming family, and the cost of its repair is being met by donations.
A special church service is planned for 10.30 am. Children can, if they wish, come dressed as scarecrows.
After the service the fancy dress competition will be judged, and prizes awarded, in the nearby village hall. Refreshments will be served, including ploughman’s lunches.
There will be a scarecrow trail around the village, and some studios and gardens near to both the church and village hall will be open to visitors, with ice cream on sale in one of the gardens.
There will also be a rare chance to rub a replica of the famous Hastings Brass, one of the church’s many items of interest.

  • For more information, contact: Viv Soddy 01362 850663 or Sally Hautot 01362 637660 email


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