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Celebration event for Bentley restoration work

Carol Baldwin, of Bentley with Arksey Heritage Society and Director of Growing a greater Bentley Ltd, pictured helping to clean-up the Pinfold on Finkle Street.

Carol Baldwin, of Bentley with Arksey Heritage Society and Director of Growing a greater Bentley Ltd, pictured helping to clean-up the Pinfold on Finkle Street.

A celebration event to mark the restoration of an historic landmark is due to take place this weekend.

Growing Greater Bentley is holding a special day centred around the work undertaken 18 months ago of the Bentley Pinfold, which is Grade II listed and dates from 1832.

A spokesman said: “A Pinfold is a Saxon term for a walled, lockable enclosure, used to impound stray livestock. By the 16th century most English villages and townships would have had such a pound. The animal’s owners could only reclaim their wayward beasts after paying a fee, to the Pinder or tallyman.

“The Bentley Pinfold was transformed from being dilapidated and unloved to a wonderful walled wildlife garden. This historic landmark is now a flowering peaceful part of the environment.
“We have a passion to involve local people within Bentley to become involved in improving the environment of the area they live in.

“We aim to raise people’s awareness of what can be transformed with their help and it is right on their doorstep. We are trying to encourage more local people to volunteer to help with similar projects”

The open day takes place at the Pinfold on Finkle Street on Sunday, August 17, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

 

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