nigelsdtaylor nigeltaylor at k...
Wed Feb 9 13:32:05 GMT 2005

My grandfather went to Emscote as a youngster. He saw some of the 
demolition, and told me that they had demolished the spire without 
difficulty, but the tower had proved to be far stronger than the 
demolition contractors had thought. He said that some small explosive 
charges were used in order to de-stabilise the tower.
I used to have a guide book of the church, but I made the mistake of 
lending it to John Hawes over 20 years ago! From the photos and my 
grandfather's description, it was a fine building.
I recall that Robert Randall learnt to ring at Emscote.
Nigel Taylor

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