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Holy Trinity Church, Heydon

History of Heydon Church, Cambridgeshire

The church was severely damaged by bombing in WWII. Restoration work was carried out by Rattee & Kett in 1956.

Mike Petty’s Fenland History Facebook group noted in 2019:

Heydon church was hit by a bomb during a raid in 1940; the tower collapsed and tore down half the nave and part of the aisle.
The photograph shows part of the north arcade and wall held up by strong wooden supports, the east end of the nave roof below which the chancel has been boarded off, and part of a support to the south arcade wall. The bomb blew out the five bells in the old tower. They were recovered and installed in the belfry which now has a pyramidal roof surmounted by a weathercock. The church was restored in 1956.

Heydon church before restoration in 1956 (photo F J Bywaters) (Cambridgeshire Collection))

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