viney hill

gloucestershire, country

Gloucestershire, England

This stunning church is made from local sandstone and nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean. It was built in 1867 by Ewan Christian, with stained glass by Jones and Willis.

Gypsy Petulengro, King of the Gypsies, spent much time in the village and was buried here in 1957. Romany Gypsies came from all over the world to attend the funeral, the procession was accompanied by a band of gypsy violinists. The event was considered so important at the time that it filmed by Pathe Newreel (no sound);

The impromptu recording session in the church was unplanned, Rachel and Tracey were passing and decided on a whim to look inside. Being sited in a small village, it was no surprise to find that they were the only visitors. The recording was less than 10 minutes long, yet many EVP voices were captured.