Film surprise in latest Society’s magazine

Welcome to the spring edition of Society’s latest quarterly magazine – The Round Tower.

The 32-page full colour edition contains news and features about the Round Tower Churches Society, including details of the summer tours and the forthcoming annual meeting.

Unfortunately since the magazine was sent to the printers, the tours and annual meeting have all been postponed. Heeding official advice in the light of the Covid-19 crisis, it was the prudent decision by your committee.

It is hoped that some of the tour programme might be salvaged if conditions allow – so watch the Society’s website for details.

The Round Tower is published for members’ benefit. The Society is also aiming to build up a list of those willing to receive an electronic version from later this summer.

Accordingly, it would greatly assist the Society if any members would like to receive their electronic copy – please let the editor or membership secretary know by the middle of June.

Among the highlights of the latest issue – the identity is revealed of the round tower with the cameo role in the latest film, The Personal History of David Copperfield.

And the movie scout, Harriet Lawrence names her top seven round tower churches.

Sadly, if you’ve not seen the film, it may be a long wait before cinemas re-open.

On other pages, Norfolk author Andrew Swift, who has just published “125 Suffolk Churches of Village and Countryside” has a modest offer on his latest book.

Some positive news is also reported about churches at Tuttington, Repps cum Bastwick, Burnham Deepdale and St Peter, Forncett.

There’s also a splendid story about All Saints, Thorpe Abbotts, which has gained the affectionate title of the “poppy church” since it started encouraging supporters to celebrate a special occasion by donating £5 to have the floodlights switched on.

To enjoy this additional benefit of membership, join the Society. An annual subscription costs a minimum of £20 – email the membership secretary, Teresa Wiggin and subject to availability, you’ll receive the latest edition of The Round Tower.