Passers by will have noted already that already, behind the scaffolding, the restored Tower is taking shape as Darren and Mark work upon it day by day and stone by stone. Last month the weathervane was dismantled and is now awaiting attention.
BUT Who shot the weathercock? There are three bullet holes in his tail, probably 303s. Is there a story and will anyone tell us in the next issue of the Old Mail?
When the restored weathercock arrived back in Cosgrove in 1992, Mabel Houghton put it on the floor and made all the Sunday School children jump over it, so that they could tell their grandchildren in years to come, “See that Weathercock on the Tower? I’ve jumped over that!”