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HFF ~ It's a Wind up!

Taken in Bruton, Somerset. I have never been able to find anything out about it!

I have had a reply from Bruton Community Hall about the key. This is it:

Hi Rosalyn,
Thank you for your interest in the ‘Key’ !
Many years ago - not sure exactly( I could look it up,,,,,,,,,!) - there was an open art competition to fill an open round window/vent in the attic of the hall.The artist who won had made a wooden key and we, the judges, thought it was eye-catching, fun and a slight dig to people to keep going! As you might say - a ‘wind up’!!
However in 2017 we noticed that the poor key was falling apart with all the weather thrown at it. The hall committee, at that time, were persuaded to replace it with a metal, more long lasting key.
After chatting to the original artist, John Sydenham, he agreed we could replace his key and was happy for us to go ahead.
I did some research and found an image, a forge to make and install it. The committee all agreed to this research and so it was done!!
So, there is no historical significance as such - just a whimsical art competition !!
Hope your next visit to Bruton and the key will make you smile?

Best wishes
Fran
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81 comments

J. Gafarot said:

HFF to you Rosalyn.
Maybe there are the Seven dwarfs aaround Blanche Neige inside it . . .
Wish you one great weekend.
7 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne replied to J. Gafarot:

Thank you José.
If there are 7 dwarfs inside, I will get a picture of them next time ;-))
Have a good weekend.
7 weeks ago

Annemarie said:

Hff and Hanwe
7 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne replied to Annemarie:

Thank you Annemarie.
A good weekend for you too.
7 weeks ago

Nick Weall said:

HFF Rosa ~ perhaps there is a large cuckoo clock nearby, in the church tower maybe ~~
7 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne replied to Nick Weall:

Ha ha, if there is I haven't seen it...but I will look out for one ;-))
A good good weekend Nick. Regards, Rosa.
7 weeks ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Well seen and captured Rosa.
Happy FF and peace and freedom for Ukraine.
7 weeks ago

tiabunna said:

Isn't that bizarre! :-) HFF and best wishes for the weekend, Rosa.
7 weeks ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

The key to a great image, Rosa (sorry) You have to assume it had something to do with a trade or business at some point, love your title and the perspective,
HFF and a great weekend.
7 weeks ago

Trudy Tuinstra said:

beautiful. HFF
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Loose_Grip said:

LOL!
HFF & have a great w/e.
7 weeks ago

gezginruh said:

Interesting picture,Rosa! I love the key!

HFF and have a great weekend!

Best wishes
Füsun
7 weeks ago

Stephan Fey said:

HFF, Rosalyn!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Belle image bien cadrée sur la tour !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Wunderschön ist dieser Blick rauf zu diesen schönen Turm liebe Rosa,mir gefällt aber auch dieser große Schlüssel in der Fassade drinnen :))

Wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
7 weeks ago ( translate )