Where there is a will...

there’s a way of finding out the secrets of the people who lived in Churchill and Sarsden 1500-1700
The Probate Group talked about their work translating ‘Secretary Hand’ into modern English. No mean feat! They reveal fascinating facts about what possession people had, what they bequeathed in their wills and what life was like in our village for those living up to five hundred years ago.

From Our Guest Book

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

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

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

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

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

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

  • "A fine chance discovery"

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

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

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

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

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

  • "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."