Sunday, 22 November 2009

Raiders from across the Solway!!

St.Michael's church in Bowness on Solway had its bells
stolen by raiders in 1626 but they lost them in the
Solway when returning to Annan on the Scottish shore.
Bowness villagers retaliated by taking the church bells
from Dornock and Middlebie. Every new vicar of the
church in Annan continues to request the return of
their bells. His entreaties are always refused -
nowadays politely!

Thanks Bitza !

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