John E. Vigar MA, FSA Scot., FRSA

July Blog



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I was absolutely delighted when Christopher Howse wrote about me in his column in the Daily Telegraph last Saturday. He featured my new book, Churches of Cambridgeshire which came out last week, and in a subsequent Tweet said it was the sort of book that would make you get out on your bike. You can buy it online, or if you want to help me out I can send you a signed copy for £15. Just drop me an email.


If you`ve not yet bought a copy of Steeplechasing by Peter Ross you probably won`t know that I am one of his subjects. It`s a romp through historic churches looking at people and places and what makes them special. Available from your usual place of purchase.

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My Somerset Church Tour in October is now almost full - I have a single and a twin/double room left. Please help me fill these final places. Full details on a previous blog available on my website.


I`ve just had a few days working in North Devon and I will soon be featuring church photographs from my travels either on my Twitter feed (@johnevigar) or on the many Facebook Church History sites (recommended is Churchcrawlers Anonymous). Do please follow me and tell your friends.


At the weekend I spoke at a large conference at the University of East Anglia - contrary to popular opinion I am still speaking across the country. Do please pass my contact details to societies who might like me to speak to them - in person or by Zoom.


Sending best wishes to you all.



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