HOLY CROSS CHURCH, Ponton, Lincolnshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on December 4, 2011

The church at Great Ponton in Lincolnshire has an unusual weathervane – it is in the shape of a ‘violin’. In the 17th century the parishioners were so impressed by the talents of a local fiddler that they collected his fare to enable him to go to America to study the violin. He made his fortune and in gratitude provided the wrought iron fiddle shaped vane for the church.

Bobsky. on May 12, 2013

Hi Roy Good story, we must always look up and down not just forward. L/1. Regards. Bob

Roy Pledger on May 13, 2013

Very true Bob.

Bobsky. on May 13, 2013

Hi Roy I have my doubts about sending a fiddler to America in the 17th century, I could believe the 19th century. Regards Bob

Roy Pledger on May 13, 2013

Hi Bob, Apparently it was the 17th century. See www.colsterworth5.co.uk/page5.htm Best wishes, Roy

Bobsky. on May 13, 2013

Hi Roy Thanks for the link, he went to the new world to make his fortune, not to study but to make his fortune with his god given talents, be good to find out his name and do a little more research. Regards Bob

Roy Pledger on May 14, 2013

Hi Bob, Although I am happy with the brief original story it would be interesting to see what you can come up with. Best wishes, Roy.

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