Castle Bromwich

Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Bill Dargue

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Mysterious Murders at St Mary & St Margaret’s

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Two detectives on the case

Castle Bromwich church hall was transformed into the village of Midwynter Magna recently – and there was someone there with murder in mind! The audience looked on with horror as their vicar, Rev Neil Down was poisoned in front of their very eyes. It was one of the events organised by the Castle Bromwich bell ringers in aid of their restoration appeal. But no-one let the mystery of the murders spoil their enjoyment of the jacket potato supper provided! The team who solved the mystery had appropriately named themselves ‘The Winners’!

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The Winners!

Producer Julie Fisher said, “This Murder Mystery was a first for St Mary & St Margaret’s church. But we all enjoyed it so much we’re looking forward to more murders in Castle Bromwich.”

The event proved a great success and the money raised will go to the Bell Restoration Project. The bells which hang in the 18th-century church of Castle Bromwich are in serious need of refurbishment. The small band of bell ringers are trying to raise £100,000.

“We’ve a long way to go,” admitted Treasurer Jean Willis, “but it’s nice to raise funds in such an enjoyable way.”

And who dunnit? That would be telling!

Find out more about the Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration on the Bell Ringers’ website – cbbells.webs.com.

 


About the Author

Bill Dargue has been ringing the bells of St Mary & St Margaret's church in Castle Bromwich for over 30 years. He's one of the Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration Project trustees (Registered Charity 1155131) aiming to celebrate the tercentenary of the bell installation by setting the bells in good order for the next 300 years.



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