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Writing Challenge

During Lockdown 2020, the Spirit of Sutterby challenged members and friends of the project to write 1,000 words inspired by one of three photos.

St John the Baptist, Sutterby and its surrounding deserted mediaeval village links us with lost people and past times but also provides very palpable links to the present day - from stones to paper, from past quill to present feather.

The three photos reflect three aspects of the village:

  • the church nestling beneath the hill for the last ten centuries

  • the villager writing a will in 1770

  • the barn owl who lives here now


Fact or fiction, past or present. We wanted to hear your short stories, poem, or short essays, of no more than a thousand words, based on one of these photos. 

New Beginnings - Spring Challenge

As we burst into Spring, may we encourage you to compose your vernal thoughts into words.


We challenge you to write a short poem (no more than ten lines) or limerick based, however loosely, on one of the photos in the attached file.


Writing Challenge 2020 - The Results!

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