Easter visitors discover one of Towcester’s hidden gems

Friends of St Mary,Easton Neston at their open church event on Easter Monday.From the left,Hilary Bulman,Linda Anderson and Babs Stuchbury with flowers and Easter eggs.'120409M-A557
Friends of St Mary,Easton Neston at their open church event on Easter Monday.From the left,Hilary Bulman,Linda Anderson and Babs Stuchbury with flowers and Easter eggs.'120409M-A557

THE doors to one of Towcester hidden gems were thrown open to the public on Easter Monday.

Hilary Bulman, members secretary of the Friends of St Mary’s Easton Neston, said as services only take place once a month, many miss out on some of its treasures. But she said the friends were pleasantly surprised to receive 40 visitors, including children who enjoyed a bike ride from Towcester to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt.

Mrs Bulman said there are several monuments by famous sculptors, including Francis Chantrey commissioned for a bust of Lord Nelson, and memorials to the Hesketh/Fermor family dating back to the period of Charles II.

Mrs Bulman added: “There are also memorials to people who worked on the estate, game keepers for instance, which generated some interest.”

Services are held at 6pm on the first Saturday of every month.