It was so large that the route from Sutton to Paglesham had to be measured accurately. To confusion with other traffic,the move had to be carried out in the early hours of the
It was 3.45 on Friday morning that the trolley, with its load perched precariously on top, was hooked up to a high horsepowered lorry and off it went at five miles an hour.
Three hours later it arrived at its resting place at Paglesham, all obstacles overcome.Goaded on by the advice, shouts and gesticulations of about a dozen men, the driver (who must have been a genius) got it there with hardly a scratch and without knocking anything down, except for a few tree branches here and there.
There was a very tight squeeze at the mouth of East Street, Rochford, where there was a clearance space of exactly two inches!
At Brick House Corner,Stambridge, a branch of a tree blocked the way and had. to be sawn off. After that, ably escorted by P.C. Roseblade, the Policeman for the Canewdon, Stambridge and Paglesham area, it continued the rest of the journey without any serious hitches.
Afterwards, Mr. Watson said: "I arn most, relieved to hear that it got there safely." The church will be opened on October 2nd and I hope after that we shall get a lot more Paglesham people going to church".
SECOND SECTION MOVED
The second section of the church, considerably smaller than the first, was successfully moved on Wednesday morning.
It left Sutton at 4.25 a.m. and
arrived at Paglesham at 5.25 a.m.