CURIOUS locals dropped in at Umberslade Baptist Church – seizing the chance to see how the restoration is going.
The Hockley Heath building closed in the 1990s, but was rescued by the Historic Chapels Trust.
Work is currently underway to restore the site – with £500,000 being ploughed into the roof alone. We reported last week that the building would be open on Easter Monday, and a parade of people turned up to look.
One man had even got in touch from Liverpool, because he had family buried in the churchyard.
The Grade II listed chapel is likely to open again for one day this summer, and will also take part in the Heritage Open Days, this September.