ST NICHOLAS’ Church in Montgomery has been awarded £9,700 from the National Heritage Lottery’s 15-minute Heritage Fund.

The support will help the 13th century church share stories of the people involved with the building through history with locals and visitors, school children and the wider world. The funding is part of the National Heritage Lottery Fund’s response to the pandemic, encouraging people to engage with history locally and explore their own area in more detail.

Lydia Bassett, a church committee member who worked on the application, said: “Montgomery has been at the heart of the history of the borders for centuries and we’re looking forward to sharing some of those stories through the church.”

A working group has been set up to support the project, and they will be working with specialists in the field as well as the local civic society and Old Bell Museum.