Withern Cottage reopens

Withern Cottage
Withern Cottage

A FIRE damaged historic agricultural building is to celebrate its triumphant phoenix from the flames resurrection after months of hard restoration work.

Church Farm Village’s thatched Withern Cottage went up in flames last November, during a time when it was uncertain whether the entire heritage site would have a future.

Thanks to a team effort from an experienced thatcher, the Village Committee, Salvation Army HOPE Volunteers and Lincolnshire Probation Trust, the museum is celebrating its reopening this Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

The work was carried out under guidance, advice and support from Lincolnshire County Council and now features a new garden drainage system.

The iconic heritage site was first moved to Church Farm from Withern in 1982, to give a flavour of what life would have been like for an agricultural labourer in the 18th century. The celebration of its reopening will be attended by local dignitaries and parties involved with its restoration.