THE generosity of an award-winning North Yorkshire brickmaker has helped a little village church rebuild its historic wall after it was demolished by a reckless driver.

The York Hamdmade Brick Company, one of the largest independent brickmakers in the country, donated the bricks free of charge to St John's Church in Minskip, near Boroughbridge.

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The gift enabled the church wall to be completely rebuilt and, according to church warden Robert Beaumont, it looks exactly as it did before the accident.

He said: "We were absolutely devastated when we saw the extensive damage the out-of-control car had done to our wall. It was heart-breaking.

"As a small church, we were really struggling to find the funds to restore the wall to its former glory, so this gift from York Handmade has really made all the difference here."


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