Reverend puts revs into Sutton Bridge church

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Ready for racing ANL-160123-211229001

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Ready for racing ANL-160123-211229001

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A Scalextric race night for young people in Sutton Bridge proved so popular that the adults now want to have a go themselves.

The venture that grew from the Rev David Oxtoby’s one-time hobby could also lead to a race club being formed at St Matthew’s Church.

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Staphanie Wheeler and Janet Hammond serve pizza ANL-160123-211409001

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Staphanie Wheeler and Janet Hammond serve pizza ANL-160123-211409001

Mr Oxtoby said the deanery wanted a series of events for young people.

He said: “This idea of Scalextric racing came from a hobby I had a number of years ago, and since I still had some of the spare track and cars I decided this might make for a fun evening.

“I started to buy second- hand track and cars from different places, and assemble the racing track at the back of the church, growing to the point where we now have a reasonably sized four-lane race track with computer timing and lap counting, and a lot more cars.”

A dozen young people, were served pizza at the latest event and an adult event with a fish and chip supper is planned for February.

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Alfred Flindall, Jordan Cunningham, Lisha Flindall, Jodie Benjamin ANL-160123-211600001

St Matthew's Church, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, junior race night,'Alfred Flindall, Jordan Cunningham, Lisha Flindall, Jodie Benjamin ANL-160123-211600001