Three Parishes Discovery Day
St Ippolyts, Great and Little Wymondley, 10th July 2010
The churches of St Ippolyts, Great and Little Wymondley were opened all day with a variety of displays and activites for all ages to discover.
There was lots to see: church artefacts, vestments and linen, special features of the churches with ‘Name and Explains’. An opportunity to view the parish registers from the 1500s and trace local and family history.
There was also lots to do and hear: a children’s Discovery Day linking the three churches, the bells and organs. At Little Wymondley you could do a brass rubbing or practise writing with a quill pen the way the vicar did in 1577 in the first register. You could add stitches to the Discovery Day banner (see photo) and make history – everone who added a stitch signed a register and all the names will be added to the reverse of the banner. There were quizzes and refreshments. There was something for everyone to discover!
St Ippolyts Church
Lots of people came to view all the different exhibits at St Ippolyts Church, the organist played throughout the day and there were bell-ringing demonstrations here as well as and at the other two churches and a chance for people to have a go at ringing a church bells. Some of the St Ippolyts locals added their memories of their life in the village to this website.