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3rd December

Saturday 4.30 to 6.30pm

Light Night at
Bramcote Old Church Tower

3 November

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12 November - Long Eaton Silver Prize Band
Last Saturday night saw the welcome return to Bramcote of Long Eaton Silver Prize Band and their charismatic conductor Sharon Stansfield who gave a performance at St Michael’s Church.  In a suitably varied programme from Barry Manilow to Elgar, the band resplendent in red and gold uniforms; treated a large audience to playing of exceptional quality. In addition there were instrumental and vocal solo performances of stunning brilliance. Each piece was introduced by the conductor and interspersed with humorous anecdotes! The concert ended with a rousing selection from Les Miserables.

The Old Church Tower Trust wishes to thank  everyone for their support.  £400 was raised for the renovation and upkeep of our Bramcote Old Church Tower.

The Tower Project :   Started in 2004, the Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower began the task of restoration of the 13th century, grade II listed church tower and the respectful regeneration of the closed and deconsecrated graveyard.

In 2010 Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust was formed and in 2015 an application for Heritage Lottery Funding was made. The site is the focal point within the centre of the village of Bramcote and is of historical importance locally.

3 December - Light Night
The Tower and grounds were spectacularly illuminated for the first time since 1973. The interior of the 13th century building was dressed in Tudor style and featured Ray Wiseman of De Mowbray's Musicke playing instruments of the period. Outside, there were Christmas carols from the 'Voices' choir of Bramcote C of E primary school, songs from the guitar duo, Badger and Beattie, and singing with accordion and guitar from a choir of enthusiasts for the robust South Yorkshire carols. Visitors enjoyed mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. Lighting was by Rob Ashworth of Audile.

Hard work by volunteers over many years has seen the tower - known locally as 'the sunken church' - lovingly restored and the site transformed from neglect. In 2015 the Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust received Heritage Lottery Funding for its project to further develop and enhance the site. It was also the proud recipient of money from the Post's Community Giveaway in 2014 and 2015.