Time Team star joins church preservation effort

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 December 2010

Group chairman Hugh Gunn, Mick Aston and Teresa Hall at the recent talk

Group chairman Hugh Gunn, Mick Aston and Teresa Hall at the recent talk

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A FAMILIAR face from the TV has joined the effort to preserve one of North Somerset’s oldest churches.

Archaeologist Professor Mick Aston, a long-time contributor to Channel 4’s popular programme Time Team, has recently become the honorary president of the Friends of St James the Great in Winscombe.

The group was formed to help preserve and maintain the church, which is thought to have been built in the 15th century on the site of older churches and is the only Grade I-listed building in the parish.

Professor Aston and guest speaker Teresa Hall held a sold-out illustrated talk entitled The Early Church and Winscombe on November 13 at St James’s church hall.

For more information on the group, contact Maria Forbes on 01934 842194 or by emailing forbes_maxmills@hotmail.com

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