St Mary's Church Wind Vane after repairs

The St Mary’s Church wind vane has been on the Bell Tower for 234 years before coming down in a storm in 2019. Father Lesley, the vicar, asked the TV programme “The Repair Shop” if they would look at it. They agreed. On Wednesday 28th August 2019 Father Lesley took it to their HQ.

It was returned to the church on Saturday 25th January 2020 and the programme appeared on TV on Wednesday 24th January 2021.  The Repair Shop metal expert Dominic Chinea has done an amazing job of rescuing the wind vane. Our thanks to him and the programme.

You can see what it looked like on this page.

Repaired wind vane from front.
Phil Coley, Benfleet Community Archive
Repaired wind vane from back.
Phil Coley, Benfleet Community Archive
Repaired wind vane.
Phil Coley

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