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This year our Open Afternoon is on Saturday 21 April at 2.30pm.  Not only will you have an opportunity to look round the new exhibition in the Heritage Centre, curated by Alan Watkins - Churchill and Sarsden in the Great War 1914-1918 – accompanied by delicious tea and cakes – but we have also organised a SCARECROW WORKSHOP


Spelsbury Scarecrows

In the UK, scarecrows are a notable symbol of popular culture and farmers have used them to protect their crops since time immemorial.  Every village would have made their own distinctive scarecrows and they even had different names around the country, for example Hodmedod in Berkshire and Tattie Bogle in Scotland . . .

Bring along your whole family and have fun learning how to make your own scarecrows with help from some experts . . .

From Our Guest Book

  • "What a lovely treat to stumble upon. Thank you for preserving a part of our Heritage"

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

  • "Very good new interactive displays, very comprehensive."

  • "A fascinating display in a very beautiful setting."

  • "Excellent to have this centre as a focus for Churchill's history - especially in relation to William Smith."

  • "Lovely spot, so grateful this part of the old church was saved."

  • "A fascinating visit. William Smith was a wonderful man! "

  • "A little gem I didn't know existed."

  • "Such a wonderful enterprise. The locality should be proud of it."

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "Why haven't we been here earlier? We shall certainly return!"

  • "Congratulations to all on this initiative.  So well-organised and user-friendly."

  • "Fantastic, absolutely first class. Most interesting and informative."

  • "Beautiful restoration, very nicely done! Unexpected hive of information."

  • "A fine chance discovery"