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It was twenty years ago today...

On 24th March, 1990, Kitewife and I were married.

The church has since burned down.


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lemonie7 years ago
Has burned down, or was burned down?
Congratulations anyway!

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Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Thieves lit their way with the enormous altar candles, then knocked them over.
lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
Sort of accidental then, what a shame.

L
Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
They were insured - the shell was OK, so they completely re-vamped the insides.
lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
Oh, the sort of thing a cynic might call an "insurance-job"? I doubt Aviva (ex Norwich Union) would accuse the church of getting God to have the place torched, but I'm mindful of certain persons would would view the entire episode (enjoying their nice new interior) in a similar way...

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Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
The thieves were caught (trying to sell the silverware), so I don't think it was a "job".

As a general observation, most UK churches have little, or even no, insurance, because they can't afford it, and they can't afford the work (locks, alarms etc) that would make it affordable.


lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
Yes, I can imagine - the old buildings cost a fortune to maintain / heat / light / insure etc.

L
Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
The main insurance thing is being empty for all but a couple of hours a week, and being "known" for being stuffed full of silverware (most of which was sold years ago to pay for the lead that was nicked off the roof).
Congratulations!
(I hate being late to find these things out, lol.)
DJ Radio7 years ago
Happy (belated) anniversary!
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