Easter Sunday at Grade 1 listed St Martin's, Gospel Oak - and a very special day for this wonderful, 150-year-old north London parish church. After two years of turmoil, the tower restoration project is complete. The spires and turret are back in place. And to mark the occasion, 150 balloons were released from the tower. A wonderful story of an Easter resurrection!
It's been a huge project getting St Martin's back to shape - and Chris Brice in particular deserves congratulations. What a wonderful addition to the north London skyline.
If you don't know St Martin's, you should - in architectural terms it is in many ways a muddle, but a delightful muddle. A fine wooden vaulted roof, alabaster everywhere, and some Morris & Co stained glass which survived wartime bomb damage (which is what did for the original turret and spires).
What I hadn't notice before is the tiny detail in the bottom right of the windows which gives the Morris name and address. How's about that!
Dear Andrew thank you for this wonderfully supportive blog, there were in fact 120 present! - including 23 children - so grateful to you for all your support and encouragement - wonderful blog about so many interesting aspects of London and Camden life
Thanks Chris - I've amended the number. Great success all round.
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