Winteringham Church Interior
This splendid postcard (cropped and enlarged above, whole card below) shows the Church as it was in the early part of the 20th century. It is spring (note the daffodils on the altar). The pulpit is on the right (it is on the left now), and the eagle lectern dedicated to Louisa Rudston Reed is to the right of the aisle. The card gives an excellent idea of the patterning on the columns and arches, and the oil lamps look magnificent, as do the coverings to the altar. You can just see the tops of the radiators - a comparatively newly installed system - above the pews. The hymn board on the right has no numbers in it, whilst the one to the left tells us that the most recent service, or the next service, included hymn numbers 261, 199 and 26. If these were from the most likely hymnbook - Ancient and Modern - then the hymns would be 261: Blest are the Pure in Heart, 199: Thou art the way: to Thee Alone; and 26: God that Madest Earth and Heaven.