Make-over for Parish Church

One of the finest examples of ­Victorian Gothic ­architecture has been treated to a long-overdue make-over. The new floor on the south aisle of St Margaret of Antioch, Barley s 1,000 year old parish church, was unveiled on Sunday after a ­refurbishment ­

One of the finest examples of ­Victorian Gothic ­architecture has been treated to a long-overdue make-over.

The new floor on the south aisle of St Margaret of Antioch, Barley's 1,000 year old parish church, was unveiled on Sunday after a ­refurbishment ­undertaken by Olly Davies, a craftsman in oak, and a team of ­volunteers from the parish.

They removed the rotten, old, and unsafe flooring, and replaced it with ­premium-quality European oak. The renovation was funded through the Alaric Fund a Barley-based ­charity ­created in support of the church, and the ­generosity of Anne ­Ridgeon, of the ­Ridgeon Group.

Completion of the work was marked by a ceremony held in the church, attended by Anne Ridgeon, OIlly Davies, the Alaric Fund trustees, and members of the church.