Bell Bottoms for the Bell Tower

Evesham Journal: DJ David Smith with some of his vinyl records DJ David Smith with some of his vinyl records

A FORMER Evesham disc jockey is hoping his vinyl comeback will raise funds to repair his village church bell tower.

David Smith, who is now a parish councillor in Abbots Morton, near Inkberrow, is running a 70's night to raise money to help fund repairs to St Peter’s Church.

The Grade I-listed church needs £40,000 to repair the top of the crumbling stonework on its 14th Century bell tower.

Mr Smith, who ran a mobile disco called Cadillac has lost touch with his fellow DJs and is hoping they will get in touch and come along.

"Meeting up once more with Colin Hollier, RodneySpiers and SimonTurner would add to the theme of the evening as we roll back nearly 40 years," he said.

Bell Bottoms for the Bell Tower is on Friday, March 28 in Abbots Morton Village Hall .

Colin Pemberton, appeal chairman, said: " We're saying that 70's style dress is optional but I've already got my long haired wig and flared trousers.

"The food is traditional too. What else could it possibly be but chicken and chips in the basket and Black Forest Gateau?"

Tickets at £10 and are available from DJ David on 07766 815532.

The Abbots Morton Bell Tower Appeal has now reached £23,283 following a pledge of £1,750 from the Worcestershire-based Laslett's Hinton Charity .

For details visit abbotsmortonbelltower.co.uk.

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