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

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

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

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

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

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

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

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

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

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

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

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

  • "A fine chance discovery"

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

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

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