Muston parish church in 1981

Muston parish church in 1981
This catalogue record comes from: Bottesford Local History Archive

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  • In the fiftys, while I was at school in Muston, I can remember Roberts the builders coming to Muston and erecting a scaffold around the church tower. The men worked right at the top of the tower replacing stones and l think they can still be seen today, being a lighter colour than the rest. Why it was done I am not sure, but it may been the lighting conductor that was up there.
    In those days we attended Sunday school. I must admit I was not keen as there was too many other things to do on the weekend. The pitfall of not attending was that my mother would get a visit from the Rev Hool asking why l hadn’t attended even though l had been sent. I must have got lost again.
    The Rev Hool lived in the Rectory Glebe House and I remember him being a big man. His sermons were a bit of fire and brimstone from the pulpit and a cuff behind the ear for not paying attention was dished out if he felt it needed. Sometimes one would get picked to work behind the organ – this involved sitting on an ancient chair and pumping a set of leather bellows just the same as we had at home for the fire but this set provided the air for the machine to work. Of course this job was not without its perils, mainly looking round the side and making faces at the row of kids which caused the supply of air to drop and the organ would advertise this with a change of note that would attract the wrath of the Rev Hool. The ladies who played the organ would try to cover up the drop but it didn’t work always. I was not alone when it came to the air pressure issue.
    Later I was a member of the choir. How things change.

    By Tony Gammage (02/10/2017)
  • Dear Tony, Thanks again for all the fascinating comments you are adding to the Muston pictures. They add such a lot especially where we don’t have much of our own information to add to the captions – which is quite often the case. Your memories are very much appreciated. With best wishes, Neil Fortey (ed)

    By Neil Fortey (03/10/2017)

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