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Pear Tree 400 Projects and Events Completed

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World War 1 Memorial – Cleaned and lettering recut


World War 1 Memorial – Before it was Cleaned and lettering recut


Butler Harrison Memorial and Rosoman Memorial
Cleaned and repaired

Before Cleaning, Refurbishment & Repair


Writers Bench                        


Diaper Family Plaque located in the
West Porch of Pear Tree Church


Pear Tree 400 Banner 
This banner remained in its prominent position throughout the Project


The New History Publication produced by Dr Cheryl Butler for Pear Tree 400


The Pear Tree Church Literary & Ecology Trails leaflet produced by Dr Cheryl Butler and Phil Budd


The New Mobile History Banners of Pear Tree Church


Below are 3 of the 8 by 2metre high mobile banners that were designed and made for the Pear Tree 400 Project. They depict various Historical Events and Information about Pear Tree Church. These have been displayed at our 400th Anniversary events and in Pear Tree Church during the whole Project and admired by all of the Church visitors.

These banners will be displayed at all future exhibitions and Open Church sessions held in the Summer months. They will also be made available for the local nearby Ludlow Road Schools when they visit the Church and being mobile can be displayed at future external Heritage Days held in the area.

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The History Day held in Pear Tree Church and Pear Tree Church Hall which launched the Pear Tree 400 events delayed due to Covid.

Saturday 19th September 2020


The History Day was opened by the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Sue Blatchford.

Extra precautions were required to ensure Covid safety measures were adhered to throughout the day.


The Mayor visiting the newly installed Writers Bench outside the Church Railings. The bench was installed in partnership with Southampton City Council. The Mayor met Will Spankie who designed and built the bench which is used by passers-by who can sit and admire the panoramic view across the City of Southampton.


The Mayor seen viewing historical artefacts with Dr Cheryl Butler inside Pear Tree Church.


The Mayor being shown the History Exhibition inside Pear Tree Church Hall by the Priest-in-charge, Reverend Miles Newton.

The Delayed Heritage Day held in Pear Tree Church,

Pear Tree Church Hall and Pear Tree Green.


                 Saturday 18th September 2021

79th Cameron Highlanders

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Inside Pear Tree Church with historical silverware on display

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Entertainment on The Green

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Stalls and exhibitions on The Green

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Pagaent Vignettes and procession on The Green

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Delayed Pear Tree 400 Dedication Service

Sunday 19th September 2021


The Church Service was led by the Right Reverend Debbie Sellin, Bishop of Southampton and acting Bishop of Winchester and Pear Tree Church Priest-in-Charge Reverend Miles Newton.

Special Guests included:

Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire – Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO DL

The Mayor of Southampton – Councillor Alex Houghton


After the Dedication Service a buffet lunch was held in the Church Hall for the guests and visitors.

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