Photo of rocking horse

Rocking Horse Pride of Pettistree

This rocking horse, donated by Mrs Mary Cripps, was auctioned in aid of the church building repairs. This unique mahogany horse on a safety frame was made by the late Sid Cripps of Pettistree during 2004.

Margaret Holland was the successful highest bidder in the 'Silent auction' which appropriately was announced at the lunch hosted by the Holland family for the benefice congregations on August 7th. Margaret's 10 month old grandson William was the first to try out the horse and a very large smile signified his approval. Some members of the Cripps family were at the lunch and were delighted that the horse will be staying locally with a family who Sid knew well. In fact as Jeff Hallett said at the opening of the bids "Sid was one of the Farmhouse Cooking's first customers in the days when the business was a trestle table on Saturdays at the farm gate." The PCC are very grateful to the Cripps family as their generosity in donating the horse has meant a boost of over £1000 to the fabric fund of the church.