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News | Foodbank donation from the late Douglas Brammer | St George's Church

As we are in National Lockdown the services from St George's will be on line at 10.45 each Sunday and the church is closed for public worship until the situation improves. Service sheets are on 'Whats on' page of this website. The PCC will consider the situation and when to reopen for worship at their meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. A letter from the Wakefield Medical Officer of Health is in the information below. Please pray for our community and particularly those who are working to care for those who are ill and those who are providing vaccinations as well those suffering from the wide ranging effects of Covid 19. Keep safe and help each other to keep well.

Foodbank donation from the late Douglas Brammer

Douglas Brammer began painting images of his childhood village of Ossett when a friend asked him what the village had looked like, and he could not find any photographs of it. As many buildings in the village no longer exist, Douglas produced these images entirely from memory. As Douglas then began to compile together these paintings into a book, he unearthed a few photographs of Ossett, which confirmed the accuracy of his memories. The book of paintings and photographs, together with a brief paragraph of memories on each painting, was published in a small print run of 500 copies, and sold out almost immediately. On Douglas' request, the proceeds were donated to the St George's Chuch food bank after his death. We are very grateful for the very generous gift, which will support families and individuals in need from Alverthorpe, Lupset and Thornes.