Teddy bears ‘jump’ from Devizes church tower
8:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Latest News
TEDDY bears proved they had a head for heights when they ‘jumped’ down a zip wire from the top of St Mary’s Church in Devizes.
The church opened its doors as part of the Devizes Heritage Open Day on Saturday and there was a constant stream of visitors with some venturing up the 27-metre high tower of the Grade 1 listed church.
Tony Scorer, of the church, said: “The basket which the teddy bears sat in was being used regularly and one brave teddy did it three times.
“It was a lovely clear day and people who went up the tower, the tallest in Devizes, had an excellent view of the town, the White Horse and the hills around.”
The Heritage Open Day was co-ordinated by The Trust for Devizes and also open to the public were St John’s and St James’ churches, the Town Lock-up below the town hall, Wiltshire Museum and the Masonic Hall in Morris Lane.
More than 1,000 visits were recorded at the various attractions.
Philippa Morgan, campaigns manager at the Trust for Devizes, said: “It was the first time that Devizes had participated in the national Heritage Open Day scheme and we had no idea if the event would be successful.
“I would like to thank all those who participated in what was a fantastic day.
“We are now looking for ideas for buildings to be included in the 2014 Heritage Open Days, particularly from building owners who would be willing to participate.”
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