THE Church of St Giles in the abandoned village of Imber will be open to visitors on Friday, April 18, from 12 noon until 5 pm, and Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April, from 11am until 4pm.

Refreshments will be served while the church is open.

The church bells will be rung on Saturday at 12 noon followed by a short concert of folk music with the launch of the CD The Ghosts of Old Imber.

A children’s Easter egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday and will start at 11.15 am. On Easter Monday ringers from Exeter Cathedral will attempt a full peal on the bells starting at 1pm. If successful, it will last approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Admission to the church and all events is free of charge, however donations are invited towards the maintenance of Imber Church.

Access to Imber is via the metalled roads from Warminster, Gore Cross (A360), Bratton and Heytesbury.

Vehicles and pedestrians must keep to these roads at all times. All tracks and buildings are out of bounds for reasons of safety.

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