Revealing surprising aspects of village life

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DID you know that High Toynton had an Indian vicar in the 1930s?

This is one of the interesting facts about the tiny village near Horncastle which will be explored as part of an exhibition over the Remembrance weekend.

The display on High Toynton’s history and heritage is being held at the village church, St John the Baptist, from November 11-13.

There will be information relating to the village’s history from Doomsday onwards, concentrating particularly on periods of war.

High Toynton is what is known as a ‘Doubly Thankful Village’.

This is a term given to the few places where all of the serviceman returned home safely from the First World War and Second World War.

Neil Carter, Worship Leader for St John the Baptist Church, said: “This year is auspicious because the eleventh day of the eleventh month will be in the eleventh year and will fall on a Friday.

“You can browse through fascinating details about High Toynton’s Indian vicar in the 1930s, when there was a pub on the cross roads where children played in the middle of what is now the A158, while you sample wine, Lincolnshire Poacher cheese and colourful nibbles.”

The celebration kicks off to a sparkling start with a preview of the exhibition on Friday, November 11, at 7pm.

The church and exhibition is open again on the Saturday from 10.30am until 4pm and Sunday from 2pm, with refreshments being served over the road at the Yoga Studio.

A short Remembrance Service at 5pm will wind up the weekend’s proceedings on a tuneful and thankful note.

For preview tickets (£7.50) ask High Toynton residents or phone 01507 526591.

All proceeds from the weekend will go towards the church and village funds.