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Keyworth - 30 November 2014

An 8½ mile walk, in glorious late-autumn sunshine, led by  John Harrison.

Starting at Keyworth Village Hall (a good large car park), we walked across towards Widmerpool, then down to Wysall where we stopped for lunch at the church before heading back.

Lots to see along the way. The church of St Mary Magdalene at Keyworth is fourteenth century, and is described as having a unique tower - see the photo below - it was restored in the 1870s. The alpaca at North Lodge Farm took as much interest in us as we did in then. Although we had a coffee stop next to Widmerpool church, there wasn’t a good view of the building, but leaving the village,  by the rugby pitch there was an excellent vista looking back towards the neo-Gothic manor house with its Italianate tower.

Then Wysall, and another fourteenth/fifteenth century church. Wysall was one of the 41 “Lucky Villages” - all of its men (there were 12 of them) who went off to fight in the First World War returned home, and to give thanks for that the parishioners subscribed to a clock on the church tower - the clock face is the original, but the mechanism has now been electrified.

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Keyworth Church

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