Newents St Mary's Church built way back in the 13th century, the view I had from my bedroom window for many years. Ah, and those church bells every Sunday morning at five to eight, just the thing I wanted to hear with a hang over from Saturday night before! In 1967-8 my grandfather was walking through the yard to his home the Kings Shoot and looked up at the spire and noticed it had a slight kink. Experts were called in and it was deemed that the spire had to be taken down about a third of the height to make it safe. It stayed like that for a long time before it was eventually rebuilt back up to its original height.