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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

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

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

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

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

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

  • "A fine chance discovery"